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Moses Lycurgus BROOCKS

(1864-1908)

BROOCKS, Moses Lycurgus, a Representative from Texas; born near San Augustine, San Augustine County, Tex., November 1, 1864; attended the common schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1891 and commenced practice at San Augustine; member of the State house of representatives in 1892; moved to Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex.; elected district attorney of the first judicial district of Texas in 1896 and served one term; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); resumed the practice of law in San Augustine, Tex., and died there May 27, 1908; interment in Old Broocks Cemetery, about four miles east of San Augustine, Tex.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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