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Micah Brooks

Micah Brooks (May 14, 1775 Brooksvale, New Haven County, Connecticut – July 7, 1857 Fillmore, Allegany County, New York) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Life

Brooks received his early education from his father. He was a pioneer and one of the earliest surveyors of western New York.

He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1806. He was a member from Ontario County of the New York State Assembly in 1808-09. He served as colonel on the frontier and at Fort Erie during the War of 1812. He was a major general of the New York State Infantry from 1828 to 1830.

Brooks was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 14th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1815, to March 3, 1817. Afterwards he engaged in agricultural pursuits.

He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821. He was elected a presidential elector in 1824 and cast his vote for John Quincy Adams.

He was buried at the Nunda Cemetery in Nunda, Livingston County, New York.

References

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  • compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 57, 70, 261 and 326; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
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Preceded by
Samuel M. Hopkins,
Nathaniel W. Howell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

1815 - 1817
with Peter B. Porter 1815-16 and Archibald S. Clarke 1816-17
Succeeded by
Benjamin Ellicott,
John C. Spencer

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