Gideon Brooke

Gideon Brooke
Member of the 8th Arizona Territorial Legislature
In office
1875–1875
Personal details
Bornc. 1814
Washington, DC
DiedNovember 1881 (aged 66–67)
San Francisco
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionPolitician, Businessman

Gideon Brooke (c. 1814 – November 1881) was an American politician and businessman who was a member of the 8th Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1875. He was a local businessman in Yavapai County, Arizona Territory and served on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors from 1870–1873 and again in 1877–1878. In between, he represented Prescott in the legislature at the territory capital Tucson and was chairman of the Committee on Roads and Ferries.[1]

Background

Brooke was born in Washington, DC in 1814[2] or 1819.[3] He resided for some time in neighboring Prince George's County, Maryland.[4] He operated a periodical store on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington called The Literary Depot. It sold a variety of publications including books of literature and other topics including science, medicine, and religion.[5]

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