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  Brooks, C. Wayland
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameC. Wayland Brooks
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Kewanee, Illinois , United States
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Born March 08, 1897
DiedJanuary 14, 1957 (59 years)
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InfoCharles Wayland Brooks, born in West Bureau, Ill., March 8, 1897; attended the public schools at Wheaton, Ill., the University of Illinois at Urbana, and Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.; during the First World War served as a first lieutenant in the United States Marines 1917-1919; wounded several times; was graduated from the law department of Northwestern University in 1926; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; instructor of law at Northwestern University in 1926 and 1927; assistant State�s attorney 1926-1932; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor in 1936; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Hamilton Lewis, reelected in 1942, and served from November 22, 1940, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948; chairman, Committee on Rules and Administration (Eightieth Congress), Joint Committee on the Library (Eightieth Congress), Joint Committee on Inaugural Arrangements (Eightieth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Chicago, Ill.; Republican National Committeeman for Illinois 1952; died in Chicago, Ill., January 14, 1957; interment in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Ill.


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FAMILY
Wife Mary Brooks May 00, 1946-Jan 14, 1957
Father In-Law John Thomas 1874-1945
Stepson John Peavey 1933-

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  11/02/1948 IL US Senate Lost 44.61% (-10.45%)
  04/13/1948 IL US Senate-R Primary Won 84.16% (+68.31%)
  11/03/1942 IL US Senate Won 53.24% (+6.82%)
  04/14/1942 IL US Senate-R Primary Won 80.41% (+64.00%)
  11/05/1940 IL US Senate Special Won 50.07% (+0.51%)
  04/09/1940 IL US Senate-R Special Primary Won 59.61% (+19.22%)
  11/03/1936 IL Governor Lost 43.23% (-9.90%)
  04/14/1936 IL Governor-R Primary Won 59.05% (+32.43%)
  11/06/1934 IL At-Large Lost 22.45% (-5.72%)
  04/10/1934 IL At-Large-R Primary Won 38.31% (+16.82%)
  11/08/1932 IL Treasurer Lost 47.12% (-4.05%)
  04/12/1932 IL Treasurer-R Primary Won 49.76% (+37.04%)
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