William Emerson BROCK, III, Congress, TN (1930)

Senate Years of Service:

BROCK, William Emerson, III, (grandson of William Emerson Brock), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., November 23, 1930; attended schools in Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga Tenn.; graduated from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., 1953; served in the United States Navy 1953-1956; employed by the Brock Candy Co., becoming vice president of marketing; member of the board of directors of Brock Candy Co.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection; was elected as a Republican in 1970 to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1971, to January 3, 1977; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976; chairman, Republican National Committee 1977-1981; U.S Trade Representative 1981-1985; appointed Secretary of Labor by President Ronald Reagan 1985-1987; consultant in Washington, D.C.; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate from Maryland, 1994; is a resident of Annapolis, Maryland.


Brock, Bill. “Committees in the Senate.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 411 (January 1974): 14-26.

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