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Henry Colvin BREWSTER

(1845-1928)

BREWSTER, Henry Colvin, a Representative from New York; born in Rochester, N.Y., September 7, 1845; attended the public schools; became a clerk in the Traders’ National Bank in 1863; employed as cashier 1868-1894, president 1907-1917, and chairman of the board 1917-1923; vice president of the New York State League of Republican Clubs and president of the Monroe County League; president of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce in 1893 and 1902; one of the organizers of the New York State Bankers’ Association, serving as vice president in 1894 and president in 1899; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); chairman, Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (Fifty-fifth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; vice president of the National League of Republican Clubs in 1897; resumed banking and other business activities; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1900; retired in 1923; died January 29, 1928, in Canandaigua, N.Y., while on a visit; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.

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

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