Daniel B. Brewster (Born November 23, 1923) was a Democratic member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1963 until 1969. He was also a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1950-1958, and a representative from the 2nd congressional district of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives from 1959-1963.
Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, he was educated at the Gilman School in Baltimore City and St. Paulâ€™s School in Concord, New Hampshire. He attended college at Princeton University, and Johns Hopkins University.
In 1942, during the Second World War, Brewster enlisted as a private in the United States Marine Corps. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1943 and served until 1946.
After the War, Brewster graduated from the University of Maryland Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 1949, commencing law practice in Towson, Maryland soon after.
Brewster was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1950. He served until 1958, at which time he chose to run for the House of Representatives from the 2nd district of Maryland. He was elected to the Eighty-sixth and Eighty-seventh Congresses, serving from 1959 to 1963.
In 1962, Brewster was elected to the United States Senate and served from 1963 to 1969. He was defeated in the 1968 election by Charles Mathias, Jr.
Brewster was indicted in 1969 and pleaded no contest in 1975 to a felony charge of accepting an illegal gratuity while a United States Senator.
Preceded by: James P. Devereux U.S. Congressman, Maryland 2nd District 1959 - 1963 Succeeded by: Clarence Long Preceded by: John M. Butler Class 3 U.S. Senator from Maryland 1963 - 1969 Succeeded by: Charles Mathias, Jr.