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 Dorothy <I>Foss</I> Brewster

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Dorothy Foss Brewster

  • Birth 6 May 1889 Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
  • Death 7 Oct 1971 Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
  • Burial Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
  • Memorial ID 115883313

Late Senator's Widow
Former Me. First Lady
Dies in Dexter

Mrs. Dorothy F. Brewster, 82, widow of the late United States Senator Owen Brewster, died Oct. 7 at her home at 37 Zions Hill, Dexter.

She was born in Portland, May 6, 1889, the daughter of Charles S. and Cora (Macy) Foss. Following graduation from the Portland schools, she receved her Bachelor or Arts degree from Wellesley College in 1911.

On April 20, 1915 she married Owen Brewster in Portland. They lived there until 1925 when her husband was elected governor of Maine and Mrs. Brewster began four years of public service as the First Lady of Maine and official hostess of the governor's mansion the Blaine House, at Augusta. In 1929, she moved to Dexter with her family.

Mrs. Brewster was one of Maine's most prominent clubwomen. She served as secretary of the Maine Woman's Suffrage Association, secretary of the College Club of Portland, and president of the Dexter Parent-Teachers Association.

She organized and was first president of the Garden Club of Dexter and also served as vice president of the Maine Federation of Garden Clubs. Her extensive flower gardens at her home in Dexter drew visitors each summer from all over the state.

During the 18 years her husband served in Congress as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate, Mrs. Brewster became a leading hostess in the nation's capital. She served as treasurer of the Congressional Club and was an active member of the United States Senate Ladies Red Cross, the League of Republican Women of the District of Columbia, the Sulgrave Club and the Washington Wellesley Club.


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  • Created by: Member#47194125
  • Added: 22 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115883313
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Foss Brewster (6 May 1889–7 Oct 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115883313, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .