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Frederick Carroll Brewster

lawyer , state official

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