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David P. Brewster (June 15, 1801 – February 20, 1876) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Cairo, New York, Brewster attended the common schools and graduated from Union Collegemarker, Schenectady, New Yorkmarker, in 1823. After that he moved to New York City, where he studied law. In 1825, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Oswego, New Yorkmarker.

Brewster served as a trustee of the village of Oswego in 1828, 1836 and 1845. He was also prosecuting attorney of Oswego County in 1829–1833, as well as treasurer of the village of Oswego 1832–1834 (of which he was president in 1837). Moreover, Brewster served as judge of the court of Common Pleas between 1833 and 1841.

As a Democrat, Brewster was elected to the Twenty-sixth as well as the Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843).

After his political career, Brewster was appointed postmaster of Oswego, New Yorkmarker, on July 21, 1845 and served until January 10, 1849, when his successor was appointed. Returning to the practice of law, he also engaged in agricultural pursuits. Brewster served as member of the excise board commission and became its president in 1870. He hold this office for three years.

After his death in Oswego, New Yorkmarker on February 20, 1876, Brewster was interred in Riverside Cemetery.


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