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Edward Schroeder BROOKS

(1867-1957)

BROOKS, Edward Schroeder, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in York, Pa., June 14, 1867; attended the public schools, York County Academy, York, Pa., and York (Pa.) Collegiate Institute; engaged as a banker, manufacturer of steel forgings, and as a contractor; member of the city council 1897-1902; treasurer of York County 1903-1905; member of the Republican State committee in 1917 and 1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; acting postmaster of York, Pa., from September 30, 1925, until February 23, 1926, and postmaster 1926-1931; engaged in the clothing business from 1937 until his retirement; died in York, Pa., July 12, 1957; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

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