Daniel Baugh Brewster: the triumphs and tragedies of an American politician
Unpublished manuscript entitled, "Daniel Baugh Brewster: the triumphs and tragedies of an American politician," written by Gerry L. Brewster for his Princeton senior thesis, 1979.
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Biographical / Historical
Daniel Baugh Brewster was a Maryland representative to the United States Senate, 1963-1969. In 1969, he was indicted on 10 criminal counts of solicitation and acceptance of bribes. A judge dismissed 5 of the charges, claiming that Brewster's actions were protected under the Speech or Debate Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The United States Supreme Court heard the appeal, and in 1972 held that the taking of illegal bribes did not fall under protected speech. The charges against Brewster were reinstated, and he was declared "not guilty" of bribery. The charge of accepting unlawful gratuity was later overturned.
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Gift of Gerry L. Brewster, February 2017.
Scope and Contents
The paper was written for Gerry L. Brewster's senior thesis at Princeton University in 1979. Brewster wrote the paper on the life of his father. It consists of 138 pages, followed by an extensive appendix and bibliography.
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