BROOKSHIRE, Elijah Voorhees, (1856 - 1936)


"Members of the House of Representatives on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington" (detail), engraving after Valerian Gribayedoff, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1894, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

BROOKSHIRE, Elijah Voorhees, a Representative from Indiana; born near Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind., August 15, 1856; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Central Indiana Normal College at Ladoga in August 1878; taught in the common schools of Montgomery County, Ind. 1879-1882; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Crawfordsville the same year; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1894; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1925, and to Seattle, Wash., in 1935, having retired from active law practice in 1925; died in Seattle, Wash., April 14, 1936; interment in Harshbarger Cemetery, near Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind.