BREWER, Francis Beattie, (1820 - 1892)


BREWER, Francis Beattie, a Representative from New York; born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., October 8, 1820; attended the Barnet (Vt.) public schools, Newbury (Vt.) Seminary, and Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, N.H.; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1843 and from the medical department of the same institution in 1846; practiced medicine in Barnet, Vt., Plymouth, Mass., and Titusville, Pa., from 1849 to 1861; pioneer oil operator and lumberman in Titusville, Pa.; moved to Westfield, N.Y., in 1861 and engaged in banking, manufacturing, and agricultural pursuits; State military agent with rank of major during the Civil War; member of the board of supervisors of Chautauqua County, N.Y., 1868-1879; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; member of the State assembly in 1873 and 1874; Government director of the Union Pacific Railroad four years under Presidents Grant and Hayes; appointed manager of the State insane asylum, Buffalo, N.Y., in 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for reelection in 1884; resumed the practice of medicine; died in Westfield, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 29, 1892; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.