Frederick Carroll Brewster
|Attorney General of Pennsylvania|
October 26, 1869 – January 22, 1873
|Governor||John W. Geary|
|Preceded by||Benjamin H. Brewster|
|Succeeded by||Samuel E. Dimmick|
|Born||May 15, 1825|
|Died||December 30, 1898|
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
Brewster was born the son of Francis Enoch Brewster (a descendant  of William Brewster, of the Mayflower) and his mistress, Isabella Anderson. The father mostly ignored his wife and legitimate children, who would become lawyer Benjamin H. Brewster and author Anne Hampton Brewster, and the half-siblings would grow up mutually estranged.
In 1850, Brewster married Emma Barton, who descended from William Rittenhouse on both sides of her family and from Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant through her mother.  His father's death left his estate to Brewster and his full brother, leaving out the legitimate children entirely. Benjamin negotiated a split of the estate without consulting Anne, she sued, and the matter would not be settled for several years. 
In 1862, Brewster was elected City Solicitor. In 1866, he was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. In 1867, his half-brother Benjamin was appointed state Attorney General. Benjamin proved to be too critical, and Governor Geary insultingly replaced him as Attorney General with F. Carroll, and then reappointed F. Carroll for a full term of his own. 
- A treatise on practice in the Pennsylvania courts. Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott. 1889.
- Molière in outline. Philadelphia: J. M. Goldy & Son. 1885.
- Disraeli in outline. Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott. 1890.
- From Independence Hall around the world. Philadelphia: The Levytype company. 1895.
- In Memoriam: F. Carroll Brewster. Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott. 1899.
- "Courts Honor F. C. Brewster". The Philadelphia Times. January 4, 1899. p. 6.
- Jenkins, Howard Malcolm; Seilhamer, George Oberkirsh (1898). Memorial History of the City of Philadelphia, from Its First Settlement to Year 1895. Philadelphia: New York History Company.
- Larrabee, Denise M. (1992). Anne Hampton Brewster: 19th-century Author and "social Outlaw". The Library Company of Philadelphia.
- McClure, Alexander Kelly (1905). Old time notes of Pennsylvania. 2. Philadelphia: The J. C. Winston Company.
- Morris, Charles (1896). Men of the Century. Philadelphia: L. R. Hamersly & Co.
Benjamin H. Brewster
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
Samuel E. Dimmick