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Roelif Hasbrouck Brooks


Roelif Hasbrouck Brooks, American clergyman. Member Newcomen Society, Delta Kappa Epsilon.; Mason (33°).


Brooks, Roelif Hasbrouck was born on June 26, 1875 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Son of John R. and Ann (Ross) Brooks.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1900, honorary Master of Arts, 1910, S.T.D., 1930. General Theological Seminary, 1903. Master of Arts, King’s College, Nova Scoti, 1921.

S.T.D., Hobart College, 1924. Doctor of Civil Law, University of the South, 1935. Doctor of Divinity, from Trinity College, 1940.


Deacon, 1902, priest, 1903, Protestant Episcopal Church. Assistant, St. Michael’s, Brooklyn, 1902, Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn, 1903-1906. Rector St. Paul’s Church, Albany, New York, 1906-1926, St. Thomas’ Church, 1926-1954, emeritus, from 1954.

Arch-deacon of Albany, 1917-1926. Delegate General Protestant Episcopal Church, 1919, 22, 27, 40, 43, 46, 49. Chaplain Convention, … (colonel) 7th Regiment New York.

Chaplain, assigned, 1941-1942, 207th C.A., A.A.A., Camp Stewart, Georgia, and Newport, Rhode Island. Chaplain (brigadier general retired) 107th Regiment New York. Chaplain, New York Chapter Mil, Order World Wars, 1944-1946.

Chaplain. Military Order of World Wars, 1946-1947, now chaplain St. Andrew’s Society, New York Trustee Pomfret School, 1952-1955, Cathedral of St. John The Divine (New York), General Theological Seminary Trinity School, Greer School Hope Farm New York. Trustee St. Peter’s Church, Ógunquit, Maine, 1926-1953, president of the board, 1936-1953. Received King’s Medal for Service in Cause of Freedom.


Member Newcomen Society, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Mason (33°); Clubs: Columbia University, Union (New York).


Married Julia Stuart Laing, January 20, 1904. Children: Emily Ferris (deceased), John.

John R. Brooks

Ann (Ross) Brooks

Julia Stuart Laing

John Brooks

Emily Ferris Brooks (deceased)