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Spenser Brooks bio

Spenser Fitzgerald Brooks was born to Fitzgerald and Margery Brooks on April 12, 1979, in Oxford, Mississippi. Fitzgerald was an investment banker and kept long hours at work, so Margery handled the bulk of the household management and the raising of Spenser and his younger brother, Byron.

Fitzgerald provided well for his family but was away from home a lot. He taught his sons that you had to work hard to obtain the things you wanted in life.

Spenser took his father's lessons seriously and started to plan his future at an early age. He wanted to be a lawyer. Spencer was an excellent student in both his elementary and high school years. He didn't make friends easily, but he didn't seem to mind because he was focused on his studies. He knew what he wanted for his future, and he was determined that no one and nothing would keep him from his goal.

He graduated from high school in 1997 with a 4.0-grade point average. He was accepted to the University of Mississippi, where he would later earn a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

Spenser met his future wife, Virginia, during his college years. They were married in 2000. In 2002, Virginia gave birth to a son they named Wesley. Currently a student at Ole Miss, Wesley aspires to follow in his grandfather's footsteps as an investment banker.

After graduation, he took the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and was accepted into the University of Mississippi School Of Law. Through much hard work and dedication, he graduated with honors.

During law school, he worked as a paralegal in a criminal lawyer's office and enjoyed watching court cases. After graduation, with his new law degree in hand, he applied to a firm specializing in criminal law and was hired on the spot.

Spenser worked several years at the firm, but his heart’s desire was to work as a prosecutor someday. In 2010, he was hired by the Yoknaptawpha County District Attorney as an assistant DA. Although the position didn't pay as much as working for his old law firm, Spenser loved the challenge of putting criminals behind bars and became quite good at it. In 2017, he was elected as the District Attorney of Yoknapatawpha County.


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