February 23, 2011
After the 1870s gubernatorial dispute known as the Brooks-Baxter War, Joseph Brooks, though not being seated as governor, remained in Arkansas. During the same month that the dispute was settled, Brooks was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant as postmaster of Little Rock (Pulaski County). Reconciling with his Republican opposition, he even participated in the party’s state convention in 1876. He died approximately a year later.