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Brewer, David Josiah (David)

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Born: 1837 AD
Died: 1910 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Jurist

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1837 - He was born to a family of Congregational missionaries in Izmir, Turkey on the 20th of January.

1856 - Brewer attended college at Wesleyan University and Yale University, graduating from the latter.

1861 - Brewer moved to Kansas and established a law practice. He was named Commissioner of the Federal Circuit Court in Leavenworth.

1870 - He held two other judgeships before being elected to the Kansas Supreme Court, where he served for 14 years.

1884 - He was named to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

1889-1890 - Brewer was nominated by Benjamin Harrison to the United States Supreme Court and confirmed by the Senate.

         - Brewer was an active member of the Supreme Court, writing often in both concurring and dissenting opinions.

1910 - He died on the 28th of March.


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