REV. W. A. BREWER
No man has been more closely identified with the growth and best interests of San Mateo County than Rev. W. A. Brewer, Mayor of Hillsborough and, until its discontinuance a few months ago, rector of St. Matthew’s Military School.
Mr. Brewer is known throughout the State for his tireless energy in putting the county in the foreground. He was one of the organizers and the first president of the San Mateo County Development Association. As its executive he contributed perhaps more than any one individual in putting this organization on its firm basis and in bringing about the achievements and accomplishments for the good of the county that marked its first year.
As Hillsborough’s first and only Mayor, Mr. Brewer has given his town a progressive and business-like administration that has made it a model in city government. Mr. Brewer was active in bringing about Hillsborough’s incorporation and was one of the leading figures in many conferences that preceded the moulding of the scattered countryside into an ideal suburban city.
Rev. W. A. Brewer was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 2, 1863. In September 1895 he was married in San Francisco to Miss Ellen Douglas Wheaton. He has two sons, William Augustus, Jr., aged 15, and Wheaton Hale, 18, a student in the University of California.
Mr. Brewer is an Episcopal clergyman and is now pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Burlingame.
Transcribed by Betty Wilson.
Source: Alexander, Philip W. & Charles P. Hamm, History of San Mateo County page 146. Press of Burlingame Publishing Co., Burlingame, CA. 1916.
© 2004 Betty Wilson.