Franklin Eli BROOKS, Congress, CO (1860-1916)


BROOKS, Franklin Eli, a Representative from Colorado; born in Sturbridge, Worcester County, Mass., November 19, 1860; attended the public schools; was graduated from Southbridge High School in 1879 and from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1883; taught school for several years; attended the law school of Boston University in 1887 and 1888; was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; moved to Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., in 1891, where he continued the practice of law; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1900 and 1907, serving as chairman the latter year; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Colorado Springs, Colo., but devoted himself principally to land development, being president of the Costilla Estates Development Company; appointed a member of the State board of agriculture and trustee of the State agricultural college, Fort Collins, Colo., in 1907; trustee of Brown University; died February 7, 1916, in St. Augustine, Fla.; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present