Lee County Biography


No history of the Dixon bar would be complete without extended reference to C.W. Brewster, who for nineteen years has been in active practice here. He is one of New England's native sons, his birth having occurred in Wilton township, Franklin county, Maine, January 5, 1852. He was but a young lad at the time of the removal of the father's family to Lee county, settlement being made near Lee Center in the latter part of the '50s. The father engaged in farming and the surroundings of rural life became familiar to C.W. Brewster, who divided his time between the duties assigned him by parental authority and the acquirement of a public-school education. For nearly ten years he engaged in teaching school and then, interested in the profession of law, began preparation for the bar, to which he was admitted in 1892. He entered upon active practice in 1895 and came to Dixon, where he joined his brother E.H. Brewster. He is recognized as a popular and prominent member of the Lee county bar, his professional brethren entertaining for him warm regard by reason of his capability and his close conformity to the ethics of the profession.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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