Lawyer and politicianDied when: 63 years 269 days (764 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Thomas Overton Brooks (December 21, 1897 – September 16, 1961) was a Democratic U.S. representative from the Shreveport-based Fourth Congressional District of northwestern Louisiana, having served for a quarter century beginning on January 3, 1937.
Of a prominent family, Brooks was a nephew of U.S.Senator John Holmes Overton and a great-grandson of Walter Hampden Overton.
At the time of his death, he was chairman of the House Science and Astronautics Committee.
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