Edward Towle Brooks
|Edward Towle Brooks|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Sherbrooke (Town of)
|Preceded by||Alexander Tilloch Galt|
|Succeeded by||Robert Newton Hall|
July 6, 1830|
Lennoxville, Lower Canada
|Died||August 5, 1897
Edward Towle Brooks, QC (July 6, 1830 – August 5, 1897) was a Quebec lawyer, judge and political figure. He represented Sherbrooke (Town of) in the Canadian House of Commons from 1872 to 1882 as a Conservative member.
He was born in Lennoxville, Lower Canada, the son of Samuel Brooks and Elizabeth Towle. Brooks was educated at Dartmouth College, studied law with John Sewell Sanborn and was called to the bar in 1854. In 1856, he married Sarah Louise Clarke. Brooks was named Crown Prosecutor for St. Francis district in 1862. He was named Queen's Counsel in 1875. He was elected battonier for the St. Francis bar. Brooks was a trustee for Bishop's College in Lennoxville. In 1882, he was named puisne judge in the Quebec Superior Court. Brooks retired from the bench in 1895 due to poor health. He died in Sherbrooke two years later.
- Political Biography from the Library of Parliament
- The Canadian biographical dictionary and portrait gallery of eminent and self-made men ... (1881)
- The Canadian men and women of the time a handbook of Canadian biography, HJ Morgan (1898)
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