David Brewer

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David Brewer
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: December 18, 1889 – March 27, 1910
Nominator Benjamin Harrison
Predecessor Thomas S. Matthews
Successor Charles Evans Hughes
Party Republican[1]

David Josiah Brewer (1837-1910) was an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who served in that position from December 18, 1889 to March 28, 1910, when he died in office of a heart attack.

His father was a Protestant missionary in Turkey when he was born, and Justice Brewer remained a devoted member of the Congregational Church who was active in missionary work. He was a prolific writer best known for his scholarly decision in defense of religion in the Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States.


  1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Josiah_Brewer