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Joshua Twing BROOKS

(1884-1956)

BROOKS, Joshua Twing, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Edgeworth (now Sewickley), Allegheny County, Pa., February 27, 1884; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University in 1908; engaged in the steel industry; during the First World War served in the Quartermaster Division in Washington, D.C., purchasing steel products for the Army; returned to Sewickley, Pa., and continued in the steel industry; later established his own business, being a distributor of railway supplies and steel products; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; member of the State Liquor Board at Harrisburg, Pa., 1937-1939; assistant director of aviation for Allegheny County, Pa., 1940-1948; manager of Allegheny County Airport, 1949-1956; died in Sewickley, Pa., February 7, 1956; interment in Sewickley Cemetery.

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

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