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Pennsylvania State Senate

George W Brewer



Session Position District Party
1857 11 Democrat
1859 18 Democrat
 Counties   Adams, Franklin, Fulton


1819 - 1886

George W. BREWER, Esq., A. M., a son of Jacob and Mary (Angle) Brewer, was born near Mercersburg, Pa.,  September 5, 1819. He entered the Freshman class of Marshall College in 1838, and graduated four years later, receiving his degree of A. M. in course in 1845. He was a member of the Freshman Society.
He was admitted to the Franklin county bar, at Chambersburg, in April, 1844, having read law under the Hon. Jas. X. McLanahan. In 1846 he was elected district attorney for three years on the Democratic ticket. He was State Senator from the district composed of Adams and Franklin counties from 1856 to 1860.
He practiced law alone until April 1, 1871, when he was associated with Hastings Gehr. He was a good lawyer and a fluent speaker.
Mr. Brewer was a Knight Templar and belonged to the George Washington Blue Lodge, No. 56, and Commandery Continental, No. 176.
He was married December 23, 1860, to Mary Louisa Gehr, daughter of Col. D. O. Gehr. Their marriage was blessed with one child. He died August 6, 1886, his wife and daughter surviving him.
Bergner, 1857 Tintype, Brewer portrayed at center-left;  [H. Gehr, Esq.]  Marshall College Class of 1842 Obituaries.