William J. Browning

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William John Browning
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
November 7, 1911 – March 24, 1920
Preceded by Henry C. Loudenslager
Succeeded by Francis F. Patterson, Jr.
Personal details
Born April 11, 1850
Mauricetown, New Jersey
Died March 24, 1920(1920-03-24) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Political party Republican

William John Browning (April 11, 1850 – March 24, 1920) was an American Republican party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district as a U.S. Representative from 1911, until his death in 1920.

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Browning attended the Friends' School. At an early age engaged in the wholesale dry goods business in Camden. He served as member of the Camden Board of Education and of the city council. He was appointed postmaster of Camden on June 18, 1889, and served until June 1, 1894, when his successor was appointed. He was Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States 1895–1911.

Browning was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry C. Loudenslager. He was 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. He was interred in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, New Jersey.

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