Edwin B. Brooks
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 23rd district
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
|Preceded by||Martin D. Foster|
|Succeeded by||William W. Arnold|
|Born||September 20, 1868|
|Died||September 18, 1933 (aged 64)|
Born in Newton, Illinois, Brooks attended the public schools, and was graduated from Valparaiso (Indiana) University in 1892. Superintendent of schools at Newman 1894-1897, at Newton 1897-1903, at Greenville 1903-1905, and at Paris 1905-1912. He engaged in banking at Newton, Illinois from 1912 to 1914. County superintendent of schools of Jasper County 1914-1918.
Brooks was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. Superintendent of charities for the State of Illinois in 1924-1930. He served as assistant attorney general 1930-1932. He died in Newton, Illinois, September 18, 1933. He was interred in River Side Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Edwin B. Brooks (id: B000877)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Martin D. Foster
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 23rd congressional district
William W. Arnold