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Paul Orville Brooks

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Paul Orville Brooks was born on 17 Apr 1905 in Kansas, the son of Clinton and Rosa Brooks. He and his older sister, Ethel, were raised on a farm in Okfuskee, OK. He graduated from Boley High School, Boley, OK, in 1922.

On 11 Sep 1923, he entered K-State, initially studying civil engineering, but changing to agriculture in 1924. He listed Horton, KS, as his permanent address.

He lived in the Phi Beta Sigma Chapter House, 1020 Colorado, throughout his years in college.

He graduated from K-State on 02 Jun 1927, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. Louis Fry, in his autobiography, mentions that Paul Brooks became the "head of the government vocational education system in Oklahoma."

The alumni magazine, K-Stater, mentions that he died in Apr 1981 in Guthrie, OK.

Sources of Information:

K-State Transcript
K-State Directory, 1923-1926
Royal Purple, 1924-1927
1910 Census: Oklahoma - Okfuskee County - Boley - District 135
1920 Census: Oklahoma - Okfuskee County - Paden - District 141
K-Stater, 1982 Jan
Louis Edwin Fry, Sr: His Life and His Architecture (1981) self published autobiography