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Neil Brooks, American lawyer, government official. Recipient Superior Service award from secretary of agriculture, 1958; Distinguished Service award United States Secretary Agriculture and New York Commissioner Agriculture, 1953, Member American Judicature Society American Federal, Tennessee Bar Associations, Phi Alpha Delta. Member President’s Conference on Administrative Procedure, 1953-1954.


Brooks, Neil was born on September 11, 1906 in near Selmer, Tennessee, United States. Son of Joseph Mansel and Mary Elizabeth (Wood) Brooks.


Student Birmingham-Southern College, 1923-1924. Juris Doctor, University of Tennessee, 1928. Master of Laws, George Washington University, 1936.


Admitted to Tennessee bar, 1928, to Supreme Court of the United States Court bar, 1934, District of Columbia Bar, 1939. In private practice, Selmer, 1928-1933, member firm Wood and Brooks. Attorney, R.F.C., Washington, 1933-1937 with United States Department of Agriculture since 1937, chief attorney in charge marketing div., 1945-1948, in charge of litigation, 1948-1969, associate solicitor, 1948-1955, assistant general counsel, 1955-1969.

Also special assistant to attorney general of the United States, 1948-1955, special attorney, 1955-1969.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Tennessee Law Review, 1927-1928. Contributor 1954 Yearbook on Agriculture Author articles to various professional journals.


Member President’s Conference on Administrative Procedure, 1953-1954.


Married Geneva Bass, March 2, 1940.

Joseph Mansel Brooks

Mary Elizabeth (Wood) Brooks

Geneva Bass