Biographical Information:
Dates: 1937-
Dates in Ridgefield: 1937-

non-fiction writer, chaplain

A year before he was born, Gurdon Brewster’s parents, Dr. Blandina Brewster and Carroll Brewster, bought “The Hickories,” a Farmingville farm that was the home of Governor George H. Lounsbury. Gurdon Brewster went to seminary at Union Theological Seminary; while there, in the summer of 1961, he was invited by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to be an assistant minister at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. His experiences with Dr. King are chronicled in Brewster’s book, No Turning Back. Brewster was Episcopal chaplain at Cornell University for 34 years. After retiring from Cornell, he became a sculptor. He has had two one-person shows at the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, and his work is in collections all over the country. He and his wife currently live in Newfield, New York.

No Turning Back: My Summer With Daddy King, 2007

–Sources:; Notable Ridgefielders--Jack Sanders ;

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