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Edwin Bruce BROOKS

(1868-1933)

BROOKS, Edwin Bruce, (cousin of Edmund Howard Hinshaw), a Representative from Illinois; born in Newton, Jasper County, Ill., September 20, 1868; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Valparaiso (Ind.) University in 1892; superintendent of schools at Newman 1894-1897, at Newton 1897-1903, at Greenville 1903-1905, and at Paris 1905-1912; engaged in banking at Newton, Ill., 1912-1914; county superintendent of schools of Jasper County 1914-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; superintendent of charities for the State of Illinois in 1924-1930; assistant attorney general 1930-1932; died in Newton, Ill., September 18, 1933; interment in River Side Cemetery.

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

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