Mark S. Brewer
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 6th district
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
|Preceded by||Edwin B. Winans|
|Succeeded by||Byron G. Stout|
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
|Preceded by||George H. Durand|
|Succeeded by||Oliver L. Spaulding|
|Member of the Michigan Senate|
from the 20th district
January 1, 1872 – January 1, 1875
|Preceded by||Homer G. Barber|
|Succeeded by||Charles V. Babcock|
|Born||October 22, 1837|
Addison Township, Michigan
|Died||March 18, 1901 (aged 63)|
Early life and educationEdit
Brewer was born in Addison Township, Michigan and attended the rural schools and Romeo and Oxford Academies. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Pontiac. He was city attorney of Pontiac in 1866 and 1867 and circuit court commissioner for Oakland County 1866-1869. He was a member of the Michigan State Senate from the 20th District 1872-1874.
He was appointed consul general to Berlin on June 30, 1881, by U.S. President James A. Garfield and served from August 29, 1881, until June 7, 1885. He was again elected to the U.S. House for the 50th and 51st Congresses, serving from March 4, 1887 to March 3, 1891. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1890 and resumed the practice of law in Pontiac.
He was a delegate to the 1896 Republican National Convention and was appointed a member of the United States Civil Service Commission by President William McKinley January 18, 1898, and served until his death in Washington, D.C.
He is interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, in Pontiac, Michigan.
- United States Congress. "Mark S. Brewer (id: B000811)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard