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Whitney Lawton Brooks

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Whitney Lawton Brooks, American banker. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946.; Member Torrington History Society (director 1945-1979, president 1960-1979), Litchfield History Society (director 1961-1979), Antiquarian and Landmarks Society Connecticut (director 1971-1979).

Background

Brooks, Whitney Lawton was born on December 13, 1918 in Torrington, Connecticut, United States. Son of Charles Kenneth and Laura Marana (Brooks) Lawton.

Education

Graduate Kent School, 1937. Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1941. Postgraduate Graduate School Banking, Rutgers University, 1952.

Career

; children—Marguerite, Marana. Married second, Elizabeth Pringle Campbell, June 11, 1966. Stepchildren—Mary, Elizabeth.

With Brooks Bank & Trust Company, Torrington, 1941-1979, successively treasurer, 1952-1961, executive vice president, 1961-1968, Chairman of the Board, 1968-1970, merged with Colonial Bank & Trust Company, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1970, senior vice president, 1970-1979, also director. Corporator Torrington Savings Bank. Vice-president, director secretary Burns, Brooks & McNeil, Inc., insurance, Torrington.

Chairman Connecticut History Commission, 1956-1966, vice chairman, 1966-1979. Member N.E. advising committee National Archives, 1971-1979. Treasurer N.W. Connecticut council Girl Scouts United States of America, 1964-1979.

Chairman Wolcottville School Society, 1967-1979. Vice chairman Connecticut American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1974-1979. Member advising committee Litchfield Historic District, 1977-1979.

Lieutenant colonel First Litchfield Artillery, 1963-1979. Board of directors, treasurer Litchfield County Credit Bureau. Treasurer Hillside Cemetery Association.

Trustee, secretary-treasurer Torrington Library. Corporator Maria Brooker Memorial Clinic. Board overseers Old Sturbridge (Massachusetts) Village.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Torrington History Society (director 1945-1979, president 1960-1979), Litchfield History Society (director 1961-1979), Antiquarian and Landmarks Society Connecticut (director 1971-1979). Clubs: Sanctum, Litchfield County University.

Connections

Married Nancy Pierson Hirose, May 7, 1945 (divorced 1964).; married second, Elizabeth Pringle Campbell, June 11, 1966. Children: Marguerite, Marana.

father:
Charles Kenneth Lawton

mother:
Laura Marana (Brooks) Lawton

spouses:
Nancy Pierson Hirose

Elizabeth Pringle Campbell

children:
Marguerite Brooks

Marana Brooks