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Edwin Bruce Brooks (September 20, 1868 – September 18, 1933) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. He was the cousin of Edmund H. Hinshaw.

Edwin B. Brooks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byMartin D. Foster
Succeeded byWilliam W. Arnold
Personal details
Born(1868-09-20)September 20, 1868
Newton, Illinois
DiedSeptember 18, 1933(1933-09-18) (aged 64)
Newton, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

Born in Newton, Illinois, Brooks attended the public schools, and was graduated from Valparaiso (Indiana) University in 1892. Superintendent of schools at Newman 1894-1897, at Newton 1897-1903, at Greenville 1903-1905, and at Paris 1905-1912. He engaged in banking at Newton, Illinois from 1912 to 1914. County superintendent of schools of Jasper County 1914-1918.

Brooks was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. Superintendent of charities for the State of Illinois in 1924-1930. He served as assistant attorney general 1930-1932. He died in Newton, Illinois, September 18, 1933. He was interred in River Side Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Edwin B. Brooks (id: B000877)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Martin D. Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
William W. Arnold