Samuel H. BrooksDemocratic
Samuel Houston Brooks
Born: January 1, 1829 in Fayette, Tennessee
Married: Lucy C. Thornton Judge (in 1861)
Children: Margaret Thornton Brooks, Isabelle "Belle" Brooks, Lucy C Brooks, and Samuel H. Jr
Military Service: Confederate Army (Civil War)
Died: September 16, 1910 in Oakland, CA
1853-1854: County Treasurer, San Joaquin County
1861: Resigned as Controller on November 20.
1885-1890: Assistant U. S. Treasurer, San Francisco
- Brooks resigned as Controller to join the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He joined "Terry's Cavalry Regiment" in Texas, which was led by Colonel David S. Terry.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Executives in California Government, By James Robert Bell,Thomas J. Ashley, 1967, Dickenson Pub. Co