Skip to comments.Beloved Texas democrat, Jack Brooks dies at 89-years-old
Posted on 12/05/2012 7:53:17 AM PST by Borges
Tuesday night, Jack Brooks died in Texas after experiencing a sudden illness; he was 89. Brooks spent 42 years in Congress and was part of the motorcade in Dallas when JFK was assassinated. Jack Brooks would have been 90-years-old on December 18.
Brooks died at the Baptist Hospital of Beaumont in Texas and was surrounding by family.
A good-old-country-boy from Texas, Brooks once said:
I'm just like old man Rayburn. Just a Democrat, no prefix or suffix.
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Then tote your froggy butt right back over to DU.
I have never been there to know.
This is the second post you’ve defended one of the scummy-est dems, Brooks. What gives????
Jack Brooks was a go to guy for many in the SE Texas region as he had the power in DC to make or break most any project and he did.
His loss in 92 was unexpected to say the least. I remember watching on channel 6, the local CBS station, as they were reporting from what was thought to be his campaign victory celebration party. The tv station had gotten reports from over in the Galveston area that Stockman had won enough votes there to win the election. They had Brooks on live as this was coming in to the reporter. The reporter asked Brooks about his loss and the Stockman win.
Brooks was flabbergasted to say the least as he was unaware that he had lost. He responded by asking them “where did you hear that”. They told him and he and his campaign people left to get the info with details. He wasn't a happy camper for sure.
A bit of trivia: In the 1994 Impeachment proceedings Brooks as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee used a gavel that was made from wood used in the 1993 Nixon inauguration ceremonies.
Clinton’s impeachment was in 1998, Brooks was defeated for re-election in ‘94. The gavel to which you refer was used in ‘74 during Nixon proceedings.
The gavel to which you refer was used in 74 during Nixon proceedings.
You are correct. I knew the date but typed it in wrong and didn’t catch it in my review. I also misused ‘their’ which should have been ‘there’ in my 2nd sentence about the weather.
Thanks for the correction on the date so that others won’t be misled.