Mr. Brock was an executive with his family’s candy company in Chattanooga, Tenn., before he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1962. He was the first Republican to represent his district in Congress in more than 40 years.
During his eight years in the House, he had a conservative voting record that he later renounced, in part. Among other positions, he opposed the creation of Medicare, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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