Smith W. Brookhart, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Smith W. Brookhart

American politician

Date of Birth: 02-Feb-1869

Place of Birth: Arbela, Missouri, United States

Date of Death: 15-Nov-1944

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Smith W. Brookhart

  • Smith Wildman Brookhart (February 2, 1869 – November 15, 1944), was twice elected as a Republican to represent Iowa in the United States Senate.
  • He was considered an "insurgent" within the Republican Party; his criticisms of the Harding and Coolidge Administrations and of business interests alienated others within the Republican caucus, leading to his ouster from the Senate over an election challenge.
  • Brookhart's absence from the Senate was brief, as he took the first opportunity to return by challenging and defeating the state's senior Republican senator.
  • He was also a strong supporter of Prohibition and its enforcement, so as public support for prohibition waned, so too did his political career.

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