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WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the passing of former Maryland Senator Daniel Brewster. Hoyer will speak at the memorial service next month.
"Senator Daniel Brewster was my employer from 1962 to 1966 during my last year at the University of Maryland and my three years at Georgetown Law School. He remained my good friend the rest of his life. I am deeply saddened by his loss.
"Sen. Brewster was a true gentleman. He served his country in war and in peace. Although brought low by alcoholism, he overcame that illness to lead a successful and productive life.
"Throughout his life he was a strong supporter of the Democratic Party and its principles. He was positive, patriotic, and a warm and gracious friend. He and his wife Judy raised a wonderful family and I share their sadness at this loss."