Gordon Weaver Browning

Gordon Weaver Browning

Atwood, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA
Death 23 May 1976 (aged 86)
Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6914683 · View Source
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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, 30th Armored 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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon Weaver Browning (22 Nov 1889–23 May 1976), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6914683, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .