Robert Brewer received a degree in 1911 from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas after previously attending Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville.
For two years he was student YMCA secretary at Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater, Oklanhoma. He then became assistant registrar at Southwestern University as well as manager of the boys’ dormitory. He moved to Dallas in 1917 to work for the State Committee of the YMCA.
He became SMU’s Registrar on October 20, 1919 and held the position until his death on January 11, 1949.
He was survived by his wife, (no SMU degrees for her could be found) and his daughter, Elizabeth Brewer Mooty, a 1939 SMU graduate. Mrs. Booty currently lives in Lynchburg, Virginia
The Dallas Morning News obituary on January 13, 1949, is noted below: