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Brewster, Benjamin Harris (Benjamin)

Born: 1816 AD
Died: 1888 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers


1816 - He was born in Salem County, New Jersey on the 13th of October.

1834 - He graduated from Princeton College and studied law.

1838 - He was admitted to the bar.

1846 - Brewster was appointed commissioner by President James K. Polk to adjudicate the claims of the Cherokee against the U.S. federal government.

1867 - He was appointed Attorney General of Pennsylvania by Governor John W. Geary.

         - He was chief prosecutor in the case of the U.S. Postal Service's Star Route Frauds.

1881 - Chester A. Arthur appointed Brewster Attorney General of the United States, and he held that office for the duration of Arthur's term.

1888 - He died in Philadelphia on the 4th of April and is buried in Woodlands Cemetery in that city.


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