Phillip Henry Brooks, 67, a retired official of the Agency for International Development who had served in India and South America, died of cancer Jan. 3 at his home in Vienna.
Mr. Brooks was born in Webster County, Neb. He moved to Washington in the early 1930s and went to work for the Agriculture Department. He also studied at Benjamin Franklin University and became a certified public accountant. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in England.
After the war, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees at George Washington University. He also joined the State Department, where he specialized in foreign assistance throughout his career. He was a financial officer with AID when he retired in 1973.
Mr. Brooks was a member of the American Legion and St. Mark's Catholic Church in Vienna. He also coached several girls' softball teams in Vienna.
Survivors include his wife, the former Agnes Hayden, of Vienna; three daughters, Christine Ikenberry of Alexandria, Patricia Merrifield of Monterey, Calif., and Suzanne Brooks of Falls Church; two sons, Michael, of Arlington, and Brian, of Alexandria; two brothers, Robert, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Francis, of Fairfax; a sister, Rachel Holmes of Norman, Okla, and two grandchildren