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Abraham Browning
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  Abraham Browning was born on July 26, 1808 in Camden, New Jersey. He received his early education at the country schools in his home town. After receiving his elementary education, he attended the academy at Woodbury in Gloucester County. He attended the renowned school of John Gummere in Burlington, which was considered one of the most valued educational establishments in the state. Upon leaving school, he became a student in the law office of the Honorable Samuel L. Southard in 1830. He studied in the law office for one year and then entered the law school of Yale College. Browning was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1834 and, immediately after, began the practice of law in Camden.
  He was the first Attorney General under the constitution and he was appointed to that position by Governor Charles Stratton. He held this position for a regular term of five years.  
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