James Rawlings Brewer (1839-1911)
MSA SC 3520-13147
Born December 28, 1839 in Annapolis, Maryland. Son of James Boyle Brewer (1806-c. 1869) and Eliza Ann Rawlings Brewer. Moved to Baltimore in 1862. Married first wife Anne Worthington Dorsey (c. 1848-1885), June 11, 1868; married second wife Mary Benzinger (c. 1867-1889), November 16, 1886. Died November 6, 1911 in Baltimore.
Editor, Maryland Republican, Annapolis, c. 1858. Columnist, Southern Herald, Baltimore, 1862. Associate, Evening Transcript, 1862-64. Founder, The Evening Post, 1864. President, Democratic City Convention, c. 1865. Columnist, New York World, 1865. Editor, Sunday Telegram, 1865-c. 1868. Organizer, Anti-Registry Convention, 1866. Chair, Democratic Executive Committee, Democratic City Convention, Baltimore, 1867. Delegate, Baltimore City, 1867 Constitutional Convention of Maryland. Clerk, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1867-79. Member-at-large and chair, Democratic Executive Committee, 1870. Part owner and editor, The Baltimore Daily News, 1874-. Member, Odd Fellows, Masons.
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