Cyrus Beers

Cyrus Beers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
In office
December 3, 1838 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byAndrew DeWitt Bruyn
Succeeded byStephen B. Leonard
Personal details
BornJune 21, 1786 (1786-06-21)
Newtown, Connecticut
DiedJune 5, 1850 (1850-06-06) (aged 63)
Ithaca, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Phebe Gregory Beers
ChildrenJohn R Beers George D Beers
Professionmerchant politician

Cyrus Beers (June 21, 1786 – June 5, 1850) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Newtown, Connecticut, Beers moved with his parents to New York City. He obtained a limited education in the public schools. He married Phebe Gregory, and they had two sons, John and George.[1]


Beers engaged in mercantile pursuits and the lumber business. He moved to Ithaca, New York, in 1821 and engaged in the mercantile business. As well as his business pursuits, he served as delegate to the Democratic State convention at Herkimer in 1830. He was appointed commissioner of deeds at Ithaca in 1837.

Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrew DeWitt Bruyn Beers was U. S. Representative for the twenty-second district of New York and served from December 3, 1838, to March 3, 1839.[2] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838 but served as delegate to the New York and Erie Railroad Convention at Ithaca in 1839. He resumed his former business pursuits in Ithaca, New York.


Beers died in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, on June 5, 1850 (age 63 years, 349 days). He is interred at City Cemetery, Ithaca, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "Cyrus Beers". Find A Grave. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Cyrus Beers". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Cyrus Beers". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 23 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew DeWitt Bruyn
Representative of the 22nd Congressional District of New York
December 3, 1838 – March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
Stephen B. Leonard

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website