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Charles BROWNE

(1875-1947)

BROWNE, Charles, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 28, 1875; attended private schools in Philadelphia; was graduated from Princeton University in 1896; studied medicine, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1900; attended the University of Berlin in 1902 and 1903; overseer of the poor, Princeton, N.J., 1912-1914; mayor of Princeton 1914-1923; served as first lieutenant and captain in the Medical Corps from March 1917 to April 1919; resumed the practice of his profession in Princeton; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; member of the Board of Public Utility Commissioners of New Jersey 1925-1931; served in the New Jersey house of assembly 1937-1939, and again in 1941 and 1942; adviser in the department of politics at Princeton University; died in Princeton, August 17, 1947; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in the grounds of his home in Princeton.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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