Henry Luesing Brooks

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Henry Luesing Brooks (December 9, 1905 – December 30, 1971) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Brooks received an A.B. from the University of Wisconsin in 1927 and an LL.B. from Jefferson School of Law in 1929. He was in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky from 1929 to 1954. He was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He was a judge on the Jefferson Circuit Court from 1946 to 1948, and was then a member of the faculty of the Jefferson School of Law from 1948 to 1952.

On August 16, 1954, Brooks was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 18, 1954, and received his commission on August 21, 1954. He served as chief judge from 1960 to 1969.

On August 13, 1969, President Richard Nixon nominated Brooks fr elevation to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit created by 82 Stat. 184. The Senate confirmed Brooks to the Sixth Circuit on December 10, 1969, and he received his commission on December 11, 1969. Brooks served in that capacity until his death.