Franklin BROCKSON, Congress, DE (1865-1942)
BROCKSON, Franklin, a Representative from Delaware; born in Blackbird Hundred, Newcastle County, Del., August 6, 1865; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Wilmington Conference Academy at Dover, Del., in 1890; engaged in mercantile pursuits; teacher and principal in the public schools at Port Penn and Marshallton, Del.; was graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1896; was admitted to the bar September 21, 1896, and commenced practice in Wilmington, Del.; member of the State house of representatives 1908-1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Clayton, and Wilmington, Del.; died in Clayton, Del., March 16, 1942; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna, Del.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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