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Whitney Lawton Brooks

Whitney Lawton Brooks, American banker. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946.; Member Torrington History Society (director 1945-1979, president 1960-1979), Litchfield History Society (director 1961-1979), Antiquarian and Landmarks Society Connecticut (director 1971-1979).

Background

  • Brooks, Whitney Lawton was born on December 13, 1918 in Torrington, Connecticut, United States. Son of Charles Kenneth and Laura Marana (Brooks) Lawton.

  • Education

    • Graduate Kent School, 1937. Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1941. Postgraduate Graduate School Banking, Rutgers University, 1952.

    Career

    • ; children—Marguerite, Marana. Married second, Elizabeth Pringle Campbell, June 11, 1966. Stepchildren—Mary, Elizabeth.

      With Brooks Bank & Trust Company, Torrington, 1941-1979, successively treasurer, 1952-1961, executive vice president, 1961-1968, Chairman of the Board, 1968-1970, merged with Colonial Bank & Trust Company, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1970, senior vice president, 1970-1979, also director. Corporator Torrington Savings Bank. Vice-president, director secretary Burns, Brooks & McNeil, Inc., insurance, Torrington.

      Chairman Connecticut History Commission, 1956-1966, vice chairman, 1966-1979. Member N.E. advising committee National Archives, 1971-1979. Treasurer N.W. Connecticut council Girl Scouts United States of America, 1964-1979.

      Chairman Wolcottville School Society, 1967-1979. Vice chairman Connecticut American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1974-1979. Member advising committee Litchfield Historic District, 1977-1979.

      Lieutenant colonel First Litchfield Artillery, 1963-1979. Board of directors, treasurer Litchfield County Credit Bureau. Treasurer Hillside Cemetery Association.

      Trustee, secretary-treasurer Torrington Library. Corporator Maria Brooker Memorial Clinic. Board overseers Old Sturbridge (Massachusetts) Village.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Torrington History Society (director 1945-1979, president 1960-1979), Litchfield History Society (director 1961-1979), Antiquarian and Landmarks Society Connecticut (director 1971-1979). Clubs: Sanctum, Litchfield County University.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Pierson Hirose, May 7, 1945 (divorced 1964).; married second, Elizabeth Pringle Campbell, June 11, 1966. Children: Marguerite, Marana.
    • father: Charles Kenneth Lawton
    • mother: Laura Marana (Brooks) Lawton
    • spouses: Nancy Pierson Hirose
    • Elizabeth Pringle Campbell
    • children: Marguerite Brooks
    • Marana Brooks
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    Died March 14, 1979
    (aged 60)
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