Brewster was a senator from Maryland and was a Democrat. He served from 1963 to 1968.
He was previously the representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1959 to 1962.
In 1969, after he lost his re-election campaign for the Senate, Brewster was indicted for bribery while a U.S. Senator. In 1975, he pleaded no contest to a single charge of accepting an illegal gratuity.
|1975||Pleaded no contest to a single charge of accepting an illegal gratuity.|
From Jan 1963 to Oct 1968, Brewster missed 352 of 1,627 roll call votes, which is 21.6%. This is much worse than the median of 13.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1968. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo