BROOKS, PRESTON S.
\bɹˈʊks], \bɹˈʊks], \b_ɹ_ˈʊ_k_s]\
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(1819-1857), served during the Mexican War. He represented South Carolina in the U. S. Congress as a States-rights Democrat from 1853 to 1859. In 1856 he savagely assaulted Senator Sumner with a cane in the Senate chamber for certain expressions in a speech "on the crime against Kansas." The resolution for his expulsion from the House was not carried.
By John Franklin Jameson