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Willis BREWER

(1844-1912)

BREWER, Willis, a Representative from Alabama; born near Livingston, Sumter County, Ala., March 15, 1844; attended the common schools; entered the Confederate Army at the age of eighteen years; journalist, author, and planter; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice at Haynesville, Ala.; treasurer of Lowndes County in 1871; State auditor 1876-1880; member of the State house of representatives 1880-1882; served in the State senate 1882-1890; again a member of the State house of representatives 1890-1894; again served in the State senate 1894-1897; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law and continued his work as an author until his death in Montgomery, Ala., on October 30, 1912; interment in the family mausoleum on Cedars plantation, near Montgomery, Ala.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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