Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Daniel B. Brewster (1923-2007)
MSA SC 3520-1976

Biography:

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, November 23, 1923.  Attended Gilman School, Baltimore; St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H.; Princeton University; The Johns Hopkins University; George Washington University; University of Maryland Law School, LL.B., 1949.  Admitted to the Maryland Bar, 1949.  Married; five children.  Died August 19, 2007, in Owings Mills, Maryland. Buried at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, in Owings Mills, Maryland.

General Assembly:
House of Delegates, Baltimore County, 1951-58.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, 1942; rose from private to captain; served two years in the South Pacific during World War II.  Received Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Gold Star in lieu of second Purple Heart, Gold Star in lieu of third Purple Heart.  Served in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1945-72; retired as colonel, 1972.  Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1959-63.  Member, Armed Services Committee.  Member, U.S. Senate, 1963-69.  Member, Armed Services Committee; Democratic Policy Committee.  Assistant Majority Leader.  Chair, Maryland Delegation to Democratic National Conventions, 1964 and 1968.  Farmer.  Member, DAV; VFW; American Legion; MCROA; Baltimore County and Maryland Bar Associations.  Chair and president, Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society; chair, Helix Health System; chair, Franklin Square Hospital; chair, Korean War Memorial Commission; chair, Governor's Advisory Commission on AIDS; chair, Governor's Advisory Commission on Alcoholism; Board of Directors, Former Members of Congress; Board of Directors, Historical Society of Baltimore County; Board of Directors, Tuerk House and Pilot House (quarter-way houses); Member of the Vestry, St. John's Episcopal Church; Member, Port of Baltimore Commission.

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