Biography and History

A graduate of Princeton in 1834, Benjamin Harris Brewster studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1838. He was appointed attorney general of Pennsylavnia in 1867. Brewster served as U.S. attorney general from 1881 to 1885, and he was chief prosecutor in the case of the U.S. Postal Service's "Star Route frauds."

Source: From the finding aid for C0309

  • Benjamin Harris Brewster Papers. 1820-1887 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0309

    Consists mainly of correspondence and legal documents of Benjamin Harris Brewster (Princeton Class of 1834), much of it related to the Star Route prosecutions during Brewster's tenure as attorney general under President Chester Alan Arthur.