Former Oklahoma Democratic Rep. Bill Brewster has died at the age of 80.
The former congressman passed away in his home on Monday after a year-long fight against cancer.
Bill Brewster had a great impact on my life as he did on many Oklahomans. https://t.co/4gjxEKphGm
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His life remembered
“Bill lived life with an immeasurable amount of passion and always strived to do better for his community and those he cherished,” said Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK3) who served with Brewster in both the state legislature and Congress.
“Throughout our working together in Congress, I could always look to Bill’s principled characteristics and leadership even though we represented different parties in Congress. No one represented Oklahoma as a finer statesman than Bill Brewster,” he added.
Former Congressman Bill Brewster, who represented #Oklahoma‘s Third District from 1991 to 1997, died early this morning at the age of 80 after a year-long battle with cancer. https://t.co/xbDY2k73xX
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A true bipartisan
“No one was better at building the bipartisan coalitions that it takes to accomplish things in Washington, D.C.,” Oklahoma Republican Rep. Tom Cole wrote.
“Throughout his career, Bill was always a doer as opposed to being a complainer. He worked with both parties to advance the conservative causes and Oklahoma interests that he championed throughout his career both in and out of public service,” he added.
Former Rep. Bill Brewster, who served three terms in Congress and was a co-founder of the Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats, died Monday after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 80. https://t.co/6TfYKxSs5u
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With six years of service in the House and seven years in the state legislature, Brewster’s longtime public service left a deep mark on Oklahoma.
He was also a pharmacist who cared for the needs of many during his lifetime of service.
Brewster is survived by his wife Suzie, his daughter, Karel, and his grandson, Braxton Billy Kent Brewster.