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Leo Brewster, American judge. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1932), American (member House of Delegates 1958-1962), Fort Worth (vice president 1951, president 1952) bar associations, State Bar of Texas (director 1952-1957, chairman, president 1958-1959).

Background

Brewster, Leo was born on October 16, 1903 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of C. B. and Mary (Thomas) Brewster.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, 1926.

Career

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Brewster received an LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1926. He was in private practice in Fort Worth, Texas from 1926 to 1962. He was an Assistant district attorney of Tarrant County, Texas from 1935 to 1939.

On October 5, 1961, Brewster received a recess appointment from President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas created by 75 Stat. 80. Formally nominated on January 15, 1962, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 16, 1962, and received his commission on March 17, 1962. He served as chief judge from 1972 to 1973, assuming senior status on November 1, 1973.

Brewster served in that capacity until his death, in 1979, in Fort Worth.

Membership

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1932), American (member House of Delegates 1958-1962), Fort Worth (vice president 1951, president 1952) bar associations, State Bar of Texas (director 1952-1957, chairman, president 1958-1959). Clubs: Fort Worth, Ridglea Country (Fort Worth).

Connections

Married Lois Rice, March 21, 1928. Children: Gayle (Mistress Ben Rollert, Junior.

father:
C. B. Brewster

mother:
Mary (Thomas) Brewster

spouse:
Lois Rice

child:
Jr Brewster

child:
Gayle (Mistress Ben Rollert Brewster