|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1842|
New York, USA
Prior to the war he was an indentured apprentice to the brick-laying trade. When President Lincoln called for his first seventy-five thousand volunteers in April, 1861, young Browning enlisted in Company E, Twelfth Regiment, N. Y. S. M., and re-enlisted for three years in the First New York Engineers; was appointed sergeant-major, and on July 4, 1862, for special services while in action, he was made second lieutenant of Company F of the regiment, which position he held until November, 1863.
He was then transferred to the war department at Washington, and remained there until November, 1867, when he resigned and returned to New York, under appointment of Commissioner Rollins, of the internal revenue department, assigned to the duty of looking after all the breweries in New York City; he resigned this position, however, in December, 1868, to accept the position of inspector of the building department of New York City.
This position he resigned in May, 1872, to accept the position of Albany correspondent of the New York Star and New York Evening Express which position he retained until January 1, 1878, having been elected the fall previous to the general assembly. In the fall of 1878 he was reelected. In the fall of 1879 he was elected to the state senate, but was counted out.
In 1880 he was again returned to the assembly and in 1881 was elected to the state senate, serving in that body during the sessions of 1882-83. In 1881 he was admitted an attorney and counselor-at-law by the state supreme court and was associated with Hon. Arthur Palmer until he came to Colorado in December, 1884.
Arriving in Denver on Christmas day he at once secured offices in the Symes block and took up his profession. In August, 1885, he was persuaded by Postmaster Speer to accept the position of assistant postmaster of Denver, which he held until June, 1888, when he was appointed by President Cleveland, melter of the United States mint, but resigned the same in February, 1890, and resumed the practice of law."
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Feb 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13462118
In memory of a Comrade of the Grand Army of the Republic. Past Commander of the Department of CO & WY. Remembered by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil war.|
Centennial Camp 100, Denver, CO
Added: May. 20, 2013