Society of Senates Past

Photograph of State Senator

Democrat, Baltimore County.

Born in Baltimore, 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.

General Assembly:
Member, House of Delegates, 1951-58.

Private Career and Other Public Service:
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, 1942; progressed from private to captain and 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.  U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1945-1972; 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.  Former civic activities:  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.

Compiled March 16, 2000 from the biographical files of the Maryland Manual, ©Maryland State Archives and from materials and photograph submitted by Senator Brewster dated August 21, 1998 and from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress online:
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