Brooke, John Thomson, Dd
Brooke, John Thomson, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, was born in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1800. By birth and education he was a Romanist, and was at one time a professor in a Romish college. In 1825 he was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church, and in 1829 became rector of Christ Church, Georgetown, D.C. He was rector of Christ Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1836, and was pastor of Ascension Church, Baltimore, in 1853. In the following year he accepted a professorship in Kenyon College, Ohio; but subsequently assumed the rectorship of Christ Church, Springfield, which position he held till his death, August 17, 1861. Dr. Brooke was in doctrine a strict Calvinist. In some of his writings he maintained that slavery was taught in the Scriptures, and he defended the famous Dred Scott decision. He frequently contributed to the newspapers, and published some sermons and addresses. See Amer. Quar. Church Rev. 1862, page 557.