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BROWNING, William John

BROWNING, William John
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1850–1920

Biography

BROWNING, William John, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Camden, N.J., April 11, 1850; attended the Friends' School; at an early age engaged in the wholesale dry goods business in Camden; member of the Camden Board of Education and of the city council; appointed postmaster of Camden on June 18, 1889, and served until June 1, 1894, when his successor was appointed; Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States 1895-1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry C. Loudenslager; reelected to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 7, 1911, until his death in the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., March 24, 1920; interment in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, N.J.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 66th Congress, 3d session, 1920-1921. William J. Browning (Late a Representative from New Jersey) Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States, Sixty-sixth Congress, Second [!] Session, Proceedings in the House May 16, 1920. Proceedings in the Senate March 3, 1921. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1922.

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