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Willis Brewer (March 15, 1844 – October 30, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Willis Brewer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1901
Preceded byAlbert T. Goodwyn
Succeeded byCharles W. Thompson
Member of the Alabama Senate
In office
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Willis Brewer

(1844-03-15)March 15, 1844
Livingston, Alabama
DiedOctober 30, 1912(1912-10-30) (aged 68)
Montgomery, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic

Born near Livingston, Alabama, Brewer attended the common schools. He entered the Confederate States Army at the age of eighteen years. Journalist, author, and planter. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice at Hayneville, Alabama. Treasurer of Lowndes County in 1871. State auditor 1876-1880. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1880-1882. He served in the State senate 1882-1890. He was again a member of the State house of representatives 1890-1894. He again served in the State senate 1894-1897.

Brewer was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1901). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900. He resumed the practice of law and continued his work as an author until his death in Montgomery, Alabama, on October 30, 1912. He was interred in the family mausoleum on Cedars plantation, near Montgomery, Alabama.


  • United States Congress. "Willis Brewer (id: B000812)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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