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LTC Gordon Weaver Browning
Birth: Nov. 22, 1889
Atwood
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 23, 1976
Huntingdon
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA

Tennessee Governor, U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Cumberland University Law School in 1915, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Huntingdon, Tennessee. During World War I, he served in France, as a Captain in the 114th Field Artillery, 13th Division, U.S. Army. After the war, he resumed the practice of law and was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving (1923-35). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was elected as a Democrat the 38th Governor of Tennessee, serving (1937-39). During World War II, he served as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel deputy head of the Belgium-Luxembourg missions, (1943-46) and with the military government in Germany, as a civil-affairs adviser on Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s staff, in 1947. Returning to America, he was again reelected in 1948, the Governor of Tennessee, serving (1949-53). Leaving politics after his term, he operated a dairy farm and an insurance firm until his death at age 86. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Harvey Browning (1859 - 1949)
  Malissa A. Brooks Browning (1864 - 1940)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida Leach Browning (1898 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Thomas Browning (1882 - 1979)*
  Hafford M Browning Fields (1885 - 1980)*
  Flavius L. Browning (1888 - 1949)*
  Gordon Weaver Browning (1889 - 1976)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Huntingdon
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Originally Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Nov 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6914683
LTC Gordon Weaver Browning
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
LTC Gordon Weaver Browning
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LTC Gordon Weaver Browning
Added by: Thomas Fisher
 
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