Charles Lewis Beale

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Charles Lewis Beale
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byJohn Thompson
Succeeded byStephen Baker
Personal details
Born(1824-03-05)March 5, 1824
Canaan, New York
DiedJanuary 30, 1899(1899-01-30) (aged 74)
Hudson, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Catharine Wilder Baldwin Beale (Married 1855)
ChildrenCharles F. T. Beale
Eloise Beale
Jessie Beale Bond
Alma materUnion College

Charles Lewis Beale (March 5, 1824 – January 30, 1899) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.


Born in Canaan, New York, Beale graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York, in 1844, where he had been a member of the Kappa Alpha Society. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1849.


Beale commenced practice in Kinderhook, New York in 1851 and continued the practice of law in Hudson, New York from 1866 to 1890.[1]

Elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress, Beale was a U. S. Representative for the twelfth congressional district of New York from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1861).[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the following congress. He was a presidential elector in 1864. Afterwards, he became a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866 then resumed his law practice.


Beale died in Hudson, Columbia County, New York, on January 30, 1899. He is interred at Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Charles Lewis Beale". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Charles Lewis Beale". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Charles Lewis Beale". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Obituary". New York Herald-Tribune. New York. 31 January 1899. p. 7.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Thompson
Representative of the 12th Congressional District of New York
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Succeeded by
Stephen Baker