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Rep. James Brooks

Former Representative for New York’s 6th District

Brooks was the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1873 to 1875.

He was previously the representative for New York’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1865 to 1873; the representative for New York’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 1863 to 1865; the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district as a Whig from 1851 to 1853; and the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district as a Whig from 1849 to 1851.

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Brooks faced an allegation of soliciting and accepting 50 shares of Credit Mobilier stock at undervalued price. On Feb. 13, 1873, a special committee recommended expulsion. On Feb. 27, 1873, the House of Representatives censured him, 174-32.

Feb. 13, 1873 Special committee recommended expulsion.
Feb. 27, 1873 House of Representatives censured, 174-32

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