Elijah V. Brookshire

Elijah Voorhees Brookshire (August 15, 1856 – April 14, 1936) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.


Early life

Born near Ladoga, Indiana, Brookshire attended the common schools, and was graduated from Central Indiana Normal College at Ladoga in August 1878. He taught in the common schools of Montgomery County, Indiana 1879-1882. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Crawfordsville the same year.


Brookshire was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1894. He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1925, and to Seattle, Washington, in 1935, having retired from active law practice in 1925.


He died in Seattle, Washington, April 14, 1936. He was interred in Harshbarger Cemetery, near Ladoga, Indiana.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James T. Johnston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
George W. Faris
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