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Biography of David Josiah Brewer


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Brewer, David Josiah. Associate justice in United States Supreme Court, 1889-1910. Born in Smyrna, Asia Minor, June 20, 1837. Graduate of Yale, 1856; Albany Law School, 1858. Began practice in Levenworth, KS, 1859. United States commissioner, 1861-62. Judge in probate and criminal courts, Leavenworth County, 1863-64; judge in district court, 1865-69; county attorney, 1869-70; justice supreme court, KS, 1870-84; judge circuit court of United States, 1884-89. Appointed member Venezuelan Boundary Commission by President Cleveland, 1896; member of British-Venezuelan Arbitration Tribunal 1899. President of Universal Congress of Lawyers and Jurists, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis 1904. Author: "The Pew to the Pulpit," "The Twentieth Century from Another ViewPoint," "American Citizenship." Died 1910.