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Daniel Baugh Brewster: the triumphs and tragedies of an American politician

Identifier: MS 3234


Unpublished manuscript entitled, "Daniel Baugh Brewster: the triumphs and tragedies of an American politician," written by Gerry L. Brewster for his Princeton senior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.


  • 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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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

Guide to the Daniel Baugh Brewster manuscript
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Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States