William Joseph Browne

William Joseph Browne (May 3, 1897 – January 10, 1989) was a Canadian politician.

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, he was a Member of the last Newfoundland House of Assembly in 1933 and a cabinet minister in the government of Frederick C. Alderdice when the Commission of Government took over governing Newfoundland.

In 1949, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the riding of St. John's West. A Progressive Conservative, he was defeated in the 1953 federal election. He was elected again to the House of Assembly in 1954. He was re-elected to the House of Commons in the 1957 and 1958 elections. He was defeated in the 1962 election and again in the 1965 election. From 1957 to 1960, he was a Minister without Portfolio in the cabinet of John Diefenbaker. From 1960 to 1962, he was the Solicitor General of Canada.

In 1981, he published his biography, "Eighty-four years a Newfoundlander: Memoirs of William J. Browne" (ISBN 0-9690979-0-5).

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s-ttl|title=Member of Parliament from St. John's West
years=1949–1953
s-ttl|title=Member of Parliament from St. John's West
years=1957–1962
s-ttl|title=Solicitor General of Canada
years=1960–1962


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