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
Hays, Brooks--Correspondence; Hays, Brooks--Friends and associates; Political campaigns; Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007--Correspondence;
August 17, 1966 Dear Brooks: This is a belated line to say with what sorrow I read the reports of the Arkansas primaries (in both stages). I still think you were right to go back and make the fight, and I am confident that the educational value of...