John A. Brooks

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John Brooks
Personal details
John Anderson Brooks

(1836-06-03)June 3, 1836
Mason County, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedFebruary 3, 1897(1897-02-03) (aged 60)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyProhibition
EducationBethany College, West Virginia (BA)

John Anderson Brooks (June 3, 1836 – February 3, 1897)[1] was a noted religious scholar and prohibitionist. He was nominated for Vice President of the United States by the Prohibition Party in 1888, running with Clinton B. Fisk. The ticket carried third place in the election after the Harrison-Morton and Cleveland-Thurman tickets and garnered 249,819 popular votes.[2]

Brook was born in Mason County, Kentucky to parents from Virginia. He graduated from Bethany College in Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1856.[2]


  1. ^ John A. Brooks at Find a Grave
  2. ^ a b Henry, W. H. F. (1888). The Voice of the People: Or, The History of Political Issues in the United States, from the Foundation of the Republic to the Present Time; Giving Historical Data of Political Parties Bearing Upon Each Presidential Administration, with Biographical Sketches and Speeches of American Statesmen who Have Given Shape to the Political History of the Country. J. E. Sherrill. pp. 808–. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
Party political offices
Preceded by
William Daniel
Prohibition nominee for Vice President of the United States
Succeeded by
James B. Cranfill