BROWNING, William John, (1850 - 1920)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

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.