Elijah V. Brookshire
Elijah Voorhees Brookshire
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 8th district
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
|Preceded by||James T. Johnston|
|Succeeded by||George W. Faris|
|Born||August 15, 1856|
|Died||April 14, 1936 (aged 79)|
|Alma mater||Central Indiana Normal College|
He taught in the common schools of Montgomery County, Indiana from 1879 to 1882 and He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Crawfordsville the same year. He married Amanda Harshbarger in 1883.
Brookshire was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.
He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1894. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1925, and to Seattle, Washington, in 1935, having retired from active law practice in 1925.
- United States Congress. "Elijah V. Brookshire (id: B000886)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- "Clipped From The Indianapolis Star". The Indianapolis Star. 1936-04-18. p. 8. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
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