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Daniel Brooks
Date: 1808 - 1882
Remarks: Daniel Hamilton Brooks was the son of Henry S. Brooks (d. 1833), founder of a men's clothing store in New York. He married Miss Catherine Ann Reynolds (ca. 1810-1874). Mr. Brooks became a partner in the clothing store after the death of his father. In 1854, his three younger brothers joined him and the family business was renamed Brooks Brothers. He outlived his brothers and when he retired gave control of the company to his nephews.