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BROOCKS, MOSES LYCURGUS

BROOCKS, MOSES LYCURGUS (1864–1908). Moses Lycurgus Broocks, son of Col. John Henry and Elizabeth Jerome (Polk) Broocks, was born near San Augustine, Texas, on November 1, 1864. He graduated from the law department of the University of Texas in 1891 and began law practice in San Augustine. He was elected to the House of Representatives of the Twenty-third Texas Legislature in 1892. After moving to Beaumont, he was elected district attorney of the First Judicial District in 1896 but served only one term before his election to the Fifty-ninth Congress in 1905. After one session in Congress he resumed practice in San Augustine. Broocks died in San Antonio on May 27, 1908, and was buried in the Broocks Cemetery, four miles east of San Augustine.

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Biographical Directory of the American Congress.

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