About Oliver P Brewer, Jr., Principal Chief
Oliver Hazard Perry Brewer was known as Chute. He attended Cherokee Nation schools and the Cherokee Male Seminary. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1893. When his father died, he took over the family plantation and ran it for seven years. He was elected to the Cherokee Nation's Senate and served as chairman of the Cherokee Nation Board of Education. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention for the coming state of Oklahoma in 1906.
Brewer was admitted to the bar in 1913. He was appointed postmaster of the Muskogee, Oklahoma post office that same year, a position he held till 1921. He was elected county judge of Muskogee for three terms, during which time he was appointed "chief for a day" on May 26, 1931. He was elected district judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District in 1934, and was in that office till his death in 1951.
Brewer never married.