Thomas Overton Brooks


Thomas Overton Brooks Famous memorial

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 16 Sep 1961 (aged 63)
Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 6369910 View Source

US Congressman. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during World War I he served as a Private in the 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, US Army, (1918-19). After the war, he graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 1923, admitted to the bar and began a law practice in Shreveport, Louisiana. He served as United States Commissioner, (1925-35). In 1937, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress and to the next twelve succeeding Congresses, serving until his death. At the time of his death, he was also chairman of the House Science and Astronautics Committee. He died of a heart attack at age 63 in Bethesda Naval Hospital Maryland.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
  • Added: 25 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6369910
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Overton Brooks (21 Dec 1897–16 Sep 1961), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6369910, citing Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .