J.A. Brooks

James Abijah Brooks

Full Name: James Abijah Brooks
Date of birth: November 20, 1855
Date of death: January 15, 1944

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 95 Jan 10, 1911 - Sep 11, 1911 32nd (1)   Democrat Falfurrias / Starr   Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata
H 95 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (2) (3)   Democrat Falfurrias / Starr   Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata

(1) Brooks resigned 9/11/1911. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(3) Originally located in Starr County, Falfurrias became the county seat of Brooks County when it was established in 1911. Handbook of Texas Online.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches


  • Photograph. J.A. Brooks, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Brooks, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

32nd R.S. - 1911
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Southwest Texas Normal  
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Southwestern Insane Asylum at San Antonio  
Counties (Chair) 
Liquor Traffic  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Counties (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
31st R.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Counties (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  

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