A Guide to the Leo Brewer papers, 1919, 1931-1963, 2006 and undated
Leo Brewer was born in Kentucky on July 9, 1889 and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1905 and Harvard Law School in 1914. After serving during World War I as an officer in the field artillery, Brewer moved to San Antonio and served for two years as assistant U.S. Attorney. In 1926 he joined the law faculty at the University of Texas and was on the editorial board of the Texas Law Review. In 1956, Brewer returned to San Antonio, joining the faculty at St. Mary's School of Law. He served on several boards in San Antonio, including president of the San Antonio School Board and the board of trustees of the San Antonio Public Library. At the time of his death, Brewer was a trustee of St. Mary's Law School. Leo Brewer died on November 3, 1965.
Source: Attorney Leo Brewer, 76, Dies, San Antonio Light, Wednesday, November 3, 1965
The bulk of the collection consists of the diaries and correspondence of Leo Brewer. Also included are Army orders, Army medals, and a photograph.
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[Identification of item], Leo Brewer papers, MS 411, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Donation from William Chumney, Jr. in March 2013 (Acc. 2013-021).
The collection is in 1 accession (Acc. 2013-021) and has been inventoried by Melissa Gohlke, Collections Assistant, and encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Archivist. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.
Inventory of the Leo Brewer papers