Franklin Brockson Franklin Brockson, (August 6, 1865 - March 16, 1942) was an American businessman and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as U. S. Representative from Delaware.
Brockson was born in Blackbird Hundred, New Castle County, Del., August 6, 1865; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Wilmington Conference Academy at Dover, Del., in 1890; engaged in mercantile pursuits; teacher and principal in the public schools at Port Penn and Marshallton, Del.; was graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1896; was admitted to the bar September 21, 1896, and commenced practice in Wilmington, Del.; member of the State house of representatives 1908-1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Clayton, and Wilmington, Del.; died in Clayton, Del., March 16, 1942; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna, Del.
Political Offices Preceded by: William H. Heald U.S. Representative from Delaware (at-large) March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1915 Succeeded by: Thomas W. Miller