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THE HARVARD BREWING COMPANY
 
over 100,000 gallons of full strength brew confiscated by the 
government.  An extended trial led to the charges being dropped 
against most of the company officials.  However, Director Quinn 
and two of the owners were given fines ranging from $150 to $500. 
By this time, the brewery was unable to pay its mortgage and was 
auctioned off by Lowell real estate specialist Walter Guyette and 
sold back to the bank. 

THE REOPENING OF THE BREWERY
The federal elections of 1932 produced a slate of winners, 
including Franklin D. Roosevelt, who were seriously dedicated 
to repealing prohibition.  As the political climate looked very 
promising towards the resumption of legal brewing, a group of 
New York investors began searching for a brewery to purchase 
and reopen.  The investors were led by Erwin Lange, who had
 

 
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