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Brooks, Preston Smith

Born: 1819 AD
Died: 1857 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers

1819 – Born on the 5th of August in Roseland, Edgefield County, South Carolina.

1850 – He was recorded on The Slave Schedules Records.

1853 – Brooks was elected to the United States Congress .

1856 – Brooks beat Senator Charles Sumner with his Gutta-percha wood walking cane in the Senate chamber because of a speech Sumner had made three days previous criticizing President Franklin Pierce and Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas").

1857 – He died on the 27th of January.