BROOKS, George Merrick, (1824 - 1893)


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BROOKS, George Merrick, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Concord, Mass., July 26, 1824; attended an academy in Concord and a boarding school at Waltham; was graduated from Harvard University in 1844; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Concord; member of the State house of representatives in 1858; served in the State senate in 1859; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George S. Boutwell; reelected to the Forty-second Congress and served from November 2, 1869, to May 13, 1872, when he resigned, having been appointed to a judicial position; judge of probate for Middlesex County and served until his death in Concord, Mass., September 22, 1893; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.