Browning & Evins Halls

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Campus Map (41 & 42)

Name: Browning & Evins Halls
Built:
1966
Occupy:
Male students only; any major
Capacity:
Browning Hall - 134 students; Evins Hall - 127 students

Amenities:

Dimensions:

Here are the measurements for a typical room in this hall.

Measurements will vary according to the location of the room within the building.

Room Photos (select a photo to see a larger image):

Who were these halls named after?

browning

Gordon Weaver Browning (Tennessee Governor from 1937-1939 & 1949-1953) was born in Carroll County in 1895. He worked his way through school and opened a law practice in 1915, then enlisted in the National Guard when World War I broke out. He served six straight terms in the Tennessee Congress and, with the backing of the Crump organization, was elected governor in 1936. Later the two men parted ways and Crump helped defeat Browning in 1938. With support from Estes Kefauver, Browning was again elected governor in 1948, and Crump’s era of influence ended. Browning supported TVA, opposed President Roosevelt’s recovery policies, pushed education, roads, tax reform and further governmental reorganizations, favored a balanced budget, and repealed the poll tax as a prerequisite for voting. Browning died in 1976.

evins

Joe L. Evins (Representative from 1946-1976) was born in DeKalb County in 1910. Before his voluntary retirement in 1976, Evins spent 30 years in Congress as representative of the state’s old Fourth and Fifth congressional districts. He was considered one of the most powerful men in the House of Representatives. Evins served 15 two-year terms and almost never had opposition in his bids for re-election. He rarely bothered to campaign. His power was most evident in his chairmanship of the important public works subcommittee of House Appropriations Committee. That subcommittee determined billions of dollars in appropriations for TVA, the Corps of Engineers, and the Atomic Energy Commission, among other agencies. Evins died in 1984.