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Gordon Browning Memoirs

Identifier: MPA-0208

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of a typescript draft of Gordon Browning's memoirs.


  • circa 1966

Language of Materials note

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives .

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives .


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection consists of a typescript draft of Gordon Browning's memoirs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gordon Browning (D) was born in Carroll County, Tennessee in 1895.He graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in 1915. He was a member of the Tennessee National Guard and travelled to Europe during World War I. Browning practiced law after the war.Browning lost an election for United States Congress in 1920. He won the the election of 1922 and served as a member of the United States Congress for six terms. In 1934 he lost a campaign for a two-year term in the United States Senate.He ran for Governor of Tennessee in 1936. He won the election and became governor in 1937. He lost the gubernatorial election of 1938 to Prentice Cooper. Browning was successful in the gubernatorial election of 1948 after defeating Republican candidate Roy Acuff. He was re-elected governor in 1950 after defeating Clifford Allen. Browning lost the campaign for relection in 1952 to Frank G. Clement. Gordon Browning died in 1976.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.1045

Processing Information note

This collection was arranged and described by Matthew Brown in February 2012.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA