BROCKENBROUGH, William Henry (1812-1850)

BROCKENBROUGH, WILLIAM HENRY, a Representative from Florida; born in Virginia February 23, 1812; studied law; was admitted to the bar and settled in Tallahassee, Fla.; member of the State house of representatives in 1837; served in the State senate 1840-1844, being its president in 1842; United States district attorney 1841-1843; upon the admission of Florida as a State into the Union successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Edward C. Cabell to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from January 24, 1846, to March 3, 1847; died in Tallahassee, Fla., January 28, 1850; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery.

  • Brockenbrough, William Henry. Florida contested election. [N. p., 1846].
  • ------. Mr. Brockenbrough's refutation of some of the falsehoods published in the Congressional canvass in Florida in the autumn of 1845. [Washington]: J.& G.S. Gideon, [1846].
  • ------. Speech of Mr. Brockenbrough, upon the course to be pursued in prosecuting the Mexican war. House of Representatives, May 11, 1846. [Washington, D.C.]: J. & G.S. Gideon, printers, [1846].
  • ------. Wm. H. Brockenbrough's vindication. [Washington: J. & G. S. Gideon, printers, 1846].
  • Marks, Henry S. "Proceedings of the First Florida Congressional Delegation." Florida Historical Quarterly 44 (January 1966): 205-11.