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Preston S. Brooks

Wrong Preston S. Brooks?

Congressman

South Carolina
 
Background

Employment History

  • Senator
    South Carolina
  • Congressman

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Representative
    South Carolina

Education

  • South Carolina College at Columbia
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Web References
A proud moment for alpha maleness ...
communities.washingtontimes.com, 18 Oct 2012 [cached]
A proud moment for alpha maleness came in 1856 with the caning of Senator Charles Sumner, an anti-slavery Massachusetts Republican who ran into the metal-tipped end of a cane wielded by South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks, a Democrat.
His severe beating in 1856 by ...
wn.com, 1 June 2012 [cached]
His severe beating in 1856 by South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks on the floor of the United States Senate helped escalate the tensions that led to war.
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Preston Brooks Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 - January 27, 1857) was a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina, known for severely beating Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate with a cane in response to an insult.
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In 1856, South Carolina congressman Preston Brooks entered the United States Senate chamber and, with a metal-tipped cane, beat Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner.
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Brooks was retaliating for a speech Sumner had just given in which he attacked slavery and insulted South Carolinians. Brooks resigned his seat but received a hero's welcome on returning home.
On May 21, 1856, border ruffians ...
www.historynet.com, 16 Sept 2012 [cached]
On May 21, 1856, border ruffians sacked the free-state town of Lawrence, Kan., in the conflict known as 'Bleeding Kansas.' The next day, Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner, an outspoken abolitionist, was beaten half to death on the floor of the U.S. Senate by South Carolina Senator Preston Brooks.
Charles Sumner
www.impeachment-johnson.com, 7 Jan 2014 [cached]
Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina believed that Sumner had insulted his uncle, Senator Andrew Butler.
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In retaliation, Brooks used his cane to beat Sumner, who was seated at his desk on the Senate floor, to unconsciousness.
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Meanwhile, Brooks became a hero in the South for defending Southern honor, and was subsequently reelected by his constituency.
Preston ...
wn.com, 29 May 2012 [cached]
Preston Brooks
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His severe beating in 1856 by South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks on the floor of the United States Senate helped escalate the tensions that led to war.
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Preston Brooks Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 - January 27, 1857) was a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina, known for severely beating Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the United States Senate with a cane in response to an insult.
...
In 1856, South Carolina congressman Preston Brooks entered the United States Senate chamber and, with a metal-tipped cane, beat Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner.
...
Brooks was retaliating for a speech Sumner had just given in which he attacked slavery and insulted South Carolinians. Brooks resigned his seat but received a hero's welcome on returning home.
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