Jack Bascom Brooks

Full Name: Jack Bascom Brooks
Date of birth: December 18, 1922
Date of death: December 4, 2012

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16-1 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 16-1 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Jefferson

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • BROOKS, Jack Bascom (1922-2012). Representative, TX. Birth date 12/18/1922. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
  • Biography in LRL collection, 328.73092 M235M 2019. The Meanest Man in Congress: Jack Brooks and the Making of an American Century, 2019.

Other Resources

  • "Jack Brooks, Former Texas Congressman, Dies at 89," 12/5/2012. New York Times.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

51st R.S. - 1949
Banks and Banking (Chair) 
Local and Uncontested Bills  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Affairs  
Water Code  
50th R.S. - 1947
Banks and Banking  
Common Carriers  
State Affairs  

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