James Browning (Texas politician)

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James N. Browning

James Nathan Browning (March 13, 1850 – November 9, 1921) was a Texas politician and lawyer. He served as Lieutenant Governor from 1899 – 1903. He had earlier served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives (1883–89, 1891).[1] A later Lieutenant Governor, Rick Perry, made the following comments when he was sworn in on January 19, 1999.

One hundred years and two days ago, Governor Joseph Sayers and Lieutenant Governor James Browning came to the 11-year-old Capitol building during one of the coldest winters ever recorded in Texas and took the oath of office. The Texans assembled on that day could not have imagined what the 20th century would bring or the role Texans would play in the most American of centuries.[2]

Browning was born in Clark County, Arkansas, and is buried in Amarillo, Texas.

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Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
unknown
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 43 (Mobeetie)

1883–1889
Succeeded by
Alfred Tolar
Preceded by
Alfred Tolar
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 43 (Clarendon)

1891–1893
Succeeded by
Dempsey Jackson
Political offices
Preceded by
George T. Jester
Lieutenant Governor of Texas
1899–1903
Succeeded by
George D. Neal