Walter Mencken 11:22 a.m., April 26
Excerpt from the memoirs of John Brooks
- John Brooks (1752–1825) was the 11th governor of Massachusetts (1816–1823) and one of the last Federalist party members to be elected to office in the United States. A successful doctor, he is also known for his heroism and exemplary service during the American Revolution as a member of the Continental Army and of the Massachusetts state militia. Among the first to respond to the warnings of Paul Revere and other nighttime riders, Brooks commanded a Reading (Mass.) company at the Battles of Lexington and Concord.