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November 12, 1958 Dear Brooks: I'm shattered! What a trick of fate to have this happen to you by a write-in when you had so plainly won on the issue in an openly contested election as shown in the primary. I only hope that wrong conclusions about...
Immediately after the 1958 election, Brooks' friends
held a testimonial dinner, brooks gave a speech which
revealed the basic philosophy of government that guided
him throughout his life:
While I honor the office of representative, I am
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