Herman H. Browning
Herman H. Browning was born August 19, 1910, the eldest of five children, in Quinlan, Texas. Herman completed one term of college at East Texas State Teacher’s College then began teaching at Stringtown, Hunt County, Texas in the fall of 1931. During the early thirties teachers were allowed to teach once a semester of college was completed. Mr. Browning continued to teach math and history while attending college until May 1934.
After a one-year break in service Mr. Browning went back to teaching in Franklin and Dawson Counties until 1948. As Herman taught and raised a growing family he continued his education at ETSTC in Commerce, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree and Teaching Certificate in August 1948. In the fall of 1948, Herman returned to his hometown to teach and coach basketball. Royse City ISD hired Mr. Browning in 1956 as School Principal, High School math teacher and girl’s basketball coach. He served as Primary School Principal before retiring in 1975.
In January 1976, Raymond Anderson, an educator friend from Hayworth, Oklahoma convinced Mr. Browning to come to Oklahoma and teach Middle School math. Mr. Browning taught in Oklahoma until his death on March 8, 1979.
On July 20, 1982, Royse City Primary School was renamed in honor of H.H. Browning.