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James Byron Brooks, American lawyer. member firm of Brooks, Gere & Church; member water board, 1888-1901.

Background

Brooks, James Byron was born on June 27, 1839 in Rockingham, Vermont, United States. Son of Nathaniel and Emily (Cutler) Brooks.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1869, A.M., 1886. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1871. Doctor of Civil Law, Syracuse University, 1895.

Career

Private 1st Vermont Infantry, 3 months’ service, 1861. Second lieutenant, Company H., First lieutenant, Company I, 4th Vermont Infantry, and captain Company H, same regiment, but discharged before mustered as captain. On detached service as signal officer, 1861-1863.

Wounded at Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864. Discharged on account of wound, August 5, 1864. In practice at Syracuse, since 1872.

Senior member firm of Brooks, Gere & Church. Dean College of Law, Syracuse University, since 1895. Alderman of Syracuse, 1884.

School commissioner, 1886, 1887. Member water board, 1888-1901.

Politics

Peace making is the creative and positive quest for the well-being of humankind and the planet on which people live.

Views

The word of God can be discovered only through the Bible.

Membership

Member firm of Brooks, Gere & Church. Member water board, 1888-1901.

Connections

Married Caroline Lucelia Jewell, September 7, 1873.

father:
Nathaniel Brooks

mother:
Emily (Cutler) Brooks

spouse:
Caroline Lucelia Jewell