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

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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to government and constitutional law.
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?