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Bureau of Building Inspection , Chief

Morris BROOKS, American Chief, Bureau of Building Inspection.


BROOKS, Morris was born on June 11, 1888 in Rumania. Son of Conrad and Mary (Rosenblatt) Brooks.


Grammar School; Correspondence Course, American School of Correspondence, Chicago, 111.


Apprentice in Building Business. Inspector of buildings, Bureau of Building Inspection. Appointed Deputy Chief, Bureau of Building Inspection, 1921-1925.

Appointed Chief, Bureau of Building Inspection, since 1925. Author of articles for various newspapers and magazines.


Member of Registered Professional Engineers, State of Pennsylvania. American Society of Civil Engineers. Building Officials’ Conference of American.

Philadelphia Building Congress. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Northern 2; Equity Lodge Northern 591 F. and Master of Arts.

Philadelphia Boosters Assn. Catholic Young Men's Association, Philadelphia (Associate). Ionel Oprisan B’Nai Brith: l.

O. Brith Sholom. Clubs: Philadelphia Manufacturers (Life Member), Mercantile (Philadelphia), Progress, Manufacturers Country, (Philadelphia).


Spouse Bessie Bertman, November 5, 1909, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.