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Frederick Carroll Brewster

Frederick Carroll Brewster, American lawyer, state official.

Background

  • Brewster, Frederick Carroll was born on May 15, 1825 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Francis Enoch and Maria (Hampton) Brewster.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University Pennsylvania, 1841.

    Career

    • Admitted to Philadelphia bar, 1844. Attained prominence as lawyer as result of victory in 3 important criminal cases. Won acquittal for president of Bank of Pennsylvania (charged with conspiracy to defraud bank of $250,000).

      City solicitor Philadelphia, 1862-1866. Counsel in Schollemberger-Brinton case which established constitutionality of Legal Tender Act of 1862. Judge Court of Common Pleas of City and County of Philadelphia, 1866-1869.

      Attorney general Pennsylvania, 1869-1872. Author: A Treatise on Practice in the Courts of Pennsylvania, 1891. A Treatise on Equity Practice in Pennsylvania, 1895.

    Works

    • Author: A Treatise on Practice in the Courts of Pennsylvania, 1891. A Treatise on Equity Practice in Pennsylvania, 1895.

    Connections

    • Married Emma Barton, 1850.
    • father: Francis Enoch Brewster
    • mother: Maria (Hampton) Brewster
    • spouse: Emma Barton
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    Born March 15, 1825
    Died December 30, 1898
    (aged 73)
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