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Brooks, Jack, 1922-2012

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Personal name headingBrooks, Jack, 1922-2012
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Associated placeTexas
Birth date1922-12-18
Death date2012-12-04
Place of birthCrowley (La.)
Place of deathBeaumont (Tex.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislator
Found inA Ceremony for the unveiling of the portrait ... 1987: t.p. (Chairman Jack Brooks, Comm. on Government Operations) p. vi (b. 12-18-22)
New York times WWW site, Dec. 6, 2012 (in obituary published Dec. 5: Jack Brooks; b. Jack Bascom Brooks, Crowley, La., Dec. 18, 1922; his family moved to Beaumont, Tex. when he was 5; d. Tuesday night [Dec. 4, 2012], Beaumont, Tex., aged 89; irascible, cigar-chomping former Texas congressman who over 42 years defied fellow Southerners to support civil rights, investigated abuses by Presidents Nixon and Reagan, and repeatedly attacked government waste, down to the cost of wrenches)
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