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Edward Towle Brooks

Edward Towle Brooks
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Sherbrooke (Town of)
In office
1872–1882
Preceded by Alexander Tilloch Galt
Succeeded by Robert Newton Hall
Personal details
Born (1830-07-06)July 6, 1830
Lennoxville, Lower Canada
Died August 5, 1897(1897-08-05) (aged 67)
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Political party Conservative

Edward Towle Brooks (July 6, 1830 – August 5, 1897) was a Quebec lawyer, judge and political figure. He represented Sherbrooke (Town of) in the Canadian House of Commons from 1872 to 1882 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Lennoxville, Lower Canada, the son of Samuel Brooks and Elizabeth Towle. Brooks was educated at Dartmouth College, studied law with John Sewell Sanborn and was called to the bar in 1854. In 1856, he married Sarah Louise Clarke. Brooks was named Crown Prosecutor for St. Francis district in 1862. He was named Queen's Counsel in 1875. He was elected battonier for the St. Francis bar. Brooks was a trustee for Bishop's College in Lennoxville. In 1882, he was named puisne judge in the Quebec Superior Court. Brooks retired from the bench in 1895 due to poor health. He died in Sherbrooke two years later.

References

  • Political Biography from the Library of Parliament
  • (1881)
  • , HJ Morgan (1898)
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