Franklin Brockson Edit Profile
He graduated from the Wilmington Conference Academy at Dover in 1890. He studied the law and graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1896, when he was admitted to the Bar, and commenced practice in Wilmington, Delaware.
In 1908 Brockson was elected to the State House for the 1909/10 session. Brockson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1912. During this term, he served in the Democratic majority in the 63rd Congress.
Seeking reelection in 1914, he lost to Republican Thomas W. Miller, a lawyer from Wilmington, and son of the incumbent Governor Charles R. Miller. Brockson served from March 4, 1913 until March 3, 1915, during the administration of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. He then resumed the practice of law in Clayton and Wilmington.
Brockson died at Clayton and is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Smyrna, Delaware. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. State Representatives have a two-year term.
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He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as U. S. Representative from Delaware. Members of the General Assembly take office the second Tuesday of January.