Death of Jack Brooks

December 22, 1922 - December 4, 2012
Beaumont, Texas | Age 89

Longtime SE Texas US Representative dead at 89
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MICHAEL GRACZYK, The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — Jack Brooks, who spent 42 years in Congress representing his Southeast Texas district and was in the Dallas motorcade in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, has died. He was 89.

Brooks died Tuesday night at Baptist Hospital of Beaumont after a sudden illness, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Brooks, who would have turned 90 on Dec. 18, was surrounded by family when he died...

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