Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

David J. Brewer, JD Biography

Title:
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

None found as of Aug. 16, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1890-1910
  • Appointed to the Circuit Court for the Eighth Circuit by President Chester A. Arthur, 1884
  • Served on the Kansas Supreme Court, 1870-1884
  • Served on the United States District Court for Kansas, 1865-1969
  • Elected Judge of the Probate and Criminal Courts of Leavenworth County, 1863
  • Commissioner of the Circuit Court in Leavenworth, 1861
  • Admitted to the bar in Kansas, and established a law practice, 1859
Education:
  • JD, Albany Law School, 1858
  • BA, Yale University, 1856
  • Wesleyan University
Other:
  • David J. Brewer was born in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in what is now Izmir, Turkey, on June 20, 1837.
  • His missionary family returned to the United States one year after Brewer’s birth and settled in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
  • He died on March 28, 1910, at the age of seventy-two.
Quoted in:
  1. Is the United States a Christian Nation?