William M. Brewer

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William M. Brewer (died September 12, 1921) served as mayor of Omaha, Nebraska from 1873 to 1874. Before his election, Brewer ran a liquor manufacturing business. As mayor, Brewer focused on using the police to cut down the crime rate. Brewer resigned two months before the close of his term.[1] He is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Omaha.[2]


  1. ^ Rosenberg, Gary H. "William M. Brewer". Omaha Mayors. Douglas County Historical Society. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Kestenbaum, Larry (2 October 2012). "Brentano to Brewington". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 

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Preceded by
Joseph Millard
Mayor of Omaha
1873- 1874 (resigned)
Succeeded by
James S. Gibson (acting)