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Robert Nathaniel Brooks, American bishop. member of the board Lay Activities, Methodist Church.


Brooks, Robert Nathaniel was born on May 8, 1888 in Hollis, North Carolina, United States. Son of John and Louvenia (Schanck) Brooks.


Bachelor of Arts, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1911. Bachelor of Divinity, Gammon Theological Seminary, 1914, Doctor of Divinity, 1925. A.M., Garrett Biblical Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1918.

Student Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York, 1925-1926, University of Oxford (England), 1931-1932. Doctor of Letters, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas, 1943. Doctor of Laws, Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1945.


Ordained to ministry, North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1915. Secretary, board of Sunday Schools, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1918-1920. President Haven Teachers College, Meridian, Mississippi, 1920-1921, Central Alabama College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1921-1922, Samuel Huston College, Austin, Texas, 1922-1926.

Professor church history, Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia., 1926-1936. Editor, The Central Christian Advocate, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1936-1944. Bishop, Methodist Church, since 1944.

President board of trustees, Rust College, since 1944. Wiley College, since 1944, Samuel Huston College, since 1944. Vice president board of trustees Dillard U., since 1945, Bennett College, since 1944.

Member board education Methodist Church since 1944 (Chairman of Commission on Negro education). Member board missions and church extension, Methodist Church. Chairman of Commission on treasurer’s report.

Member Committee Nineteen, Methodist Church. President College Bishops of Central Jurisdiction, Methodist Church.


Member of the board Lay Activities, Methodist Church.


Married Edith Crogman, September 3, 1919.

John Brooks

Louvenia (Schanck) Brooks

Edith Crogman