Member Biography

George W. Brewer 


Bergner, 1857 Tintype, Brewer portrayed at center-left;  [H. Gehr, Esq.]  Marshall College Class of 1842 Obituaries.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1857       11 Democrat
1858       11 Democrat
1859       18 Democrat


09/05/1819 - 08/06/1886

George W. Brewer (D11) Adams and Franklin Counties 1857-1858 (D18) Adams, Franklin and Fulton Counties, 1859

Early Life:

George W. Brewer, born September 5, 1819, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; son of Jacob and Mary Angle Brewer; Franklin and Marshall College, 1842, Franklin and Marshall College, degree of A. M., 1845; read law, admitted, Franklin county bar, law practice, partner, Hastings Gehr 1844-1871; elected, Democrat, district attorney, Franklin County, 1846-1849; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1856-1860; married, Mary Louisa Gehr, 1860, daughter, Harriett Cameron Brewer Stoner; died August 6, 1886 (aged 66), interment, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Knight Templar; George Washington Blue Lodge, No. 56; Commandery Continental, No. 176.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, District Attorney, Franklin County, 1846-1849.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Adams and Franklin Counties, 1857-1858.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 18th district, Adams, Franklin and Fulton Counties, 1859.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

George W. Brewer (1819-1886) - Find a Grave Memorial