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Robert G. Bremner

Robert Gunn Bremner (December 17, 1874 – February 5, 1914) was an American newspaper publisher and Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1913 to 1914.

Robert G. Bremner
Robert Gunn Bremner, New Jersey Congressman.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – February 5, 1914
Preceded byEdward W. Townsend
Succeeded byDow H. Drukker
Personal details
Born(1874-12-17)December 17, 1874
Reiss, Caithness, Scotland
DiedFebruary 5, 1914(1914-02-05) (aged 39)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic


Bremner was born in Reiss, Caithness, Scotland on December 17, 1874. His family migrated to Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, where he attended public schools and worked on his family's farm and as a school teacher.

He moved to New York City in 1893, and worked as a carpenter and electrician. He later worked as a reporter for several newspapers in Paterson, New Jersey.

He served with the Second Regiment of New Jersey Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish–American War.

In 1902 Bremner became the owner and publisher of the Passaic Herald.

Bremner was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1913 until his death.

In December, 1913 Bremner checked into a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland to be treated for cancer of the neck and shoulder. He did not recover, and died in Baltimore on February 5, 1914. He was interred at Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa, New Jersey.

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Robert G. Bremner (id: B000796)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Robert Gunn Bremner at The Political Graveyard
  • Robert G. Bremner at Find a Grave
  • Robert Gunn Bremner, Late a Representative from New Jersey. 1915. U.S. Government Printing Office.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward W. Townsend
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1913 – February 5, 1914
Succeeded by
Dow H. Drukker