Micah Brooks

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Micah Brooks, New York political and military leader.

Micah Brooks (May 14, 1775 Brooksvale, New Haven County, Connecticut – July 7, 1857 Fillmore, Allegany County, New York) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Life[edit]

Brooks received his early education from his father. He was a pioneer and one of the earliest surveyors of western New York.

He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1806. He was a member from Ontario County of the New York State Assembly in 1808-09. He served as colonel on the frontier and at Fort Erie during the War of 1812. He was a major general of the New York State Infantry from 1828 to 1830.

Brooks was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 14th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1815, to March 3, 1817. Afterwards he engaged in agricultural pursuits.

He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821. He was elected a presidential elector in 1824 and cast his vote for John Quincy Adams.

He was buried at the Nunda Cemetery in Nunda, Livingston County, New York.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel M. Hopkins,
Nathaniel W. Howell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

1815–1817
with Peter B. Porter 1815–16 and Archibald S. Clarke 1816–17
Succeeded by
Benjamin Ellicott,
John C. Spencer