Brooke, Thomas Preston was born on June 7, 1859 in at Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. Son of Thomas Preston and Ann (Ketner) Brooke.
Public school education, Dubuque, Iowa. Musical education, Boston.
Conductor Chicago Marine Band since 1893. President and general manager Brooke-Williams Company Has composed the music of 2 comic operas, numerous concert pieces and over 100 two-steps and military marches. Inventor of the Aeromobile and the Brooke Aeronautic engine.