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Calvin Brooks Calvin Brooks
Full Name: Calvin Hurlock Brooks
Date of birth: February 20, 1827
Date of death: August 3, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 29 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Bedias / Grimes   Grimes
(1) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 93. Born 1827 in AL, "minister of the gospel" and "engaged in agricultural pursuits." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Rev. Calvin Hurlock Brooks, birth date 2/20/1827 in AL, death date 8/3/1916 in Elgin, 1880 residence in Grimes County, preacher, spouse Lettia Worsham Brooks. Census of 1880, Chaney family tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Obituary, "Rev. C.H. Brooks Dead," Saturday, 8/5/1916, p. 2. "Brooks died at his home in Elgin Thursday morning, aged 90 years . . . one of the oldest pastors of the Methodist church in Texas." Victoria Advocate.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Calvin Brooks, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Capitol Grounds, Investigation of Superintendent F. Voigt  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Finance  
    State Penitentiary  
    Towns and City Corporations  
     

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