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 Benjamin Harris Brewster

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Benjamin Harris Brewster

Birth
Salem, Salem County, New Jersey, USA
Death 4 Apr 1888 (aged 71)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7761502 View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Salem County, New Jersey, he graduated from Princeton College in 1834, studied law at the law office of Eli K. Price of Philadelphia and was admitted to the bar in 1838. He was appointed commissioner by President Polk, in 1846, to adjudicate the claims of the Cherokee Indians against the United States Government and was the Pennsylvania State Attorney General, in 1867. In 1881, President Chester A. Arthur, appointed him as a Republican, Attorney General of the United States and he held the office until the accession of President Grover Cleveland, in 1885. After he left office, he was a noted Philadelphia lawyer and was head of the Philadelphia Bar. He died at age 71 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 7761502
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7761502/benjamin-harris-brewster : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Harris Brewster (14 Oct 1816–4 Apr 1888), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7761502, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .