Lewis Beach

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Lewis Beach
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – August 10, 1886
Preceded byJohn H. Bagley, Jr.
Succeeded byHenry Bacon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byJohn W. Ferdon
Succeeded byWilliam G. Stahlnecker
Personal details
BornMarch 30, 1835 (1835-03-30)
New York City, New York
DiedAugust 10, 1886 (1886-08-11) (aged 51)
Cornwall, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materYale Law School
Professionlawyer politician

Lewis Beach (March 30, 1835 – August 10, 1886) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York representing two different congressional districts, the fourteenth and the fifteenth.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in New York City, New York Beach was graduated from the Yale Law School in 1856.

Career[edit]

Beach was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in New York. He moved to Orange County, New York, in 1861, and served as member and treasurer of the Democratic State central committee from 1877 to 1879.[2]

Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses, Beach was a U. S. Representative for the fourteenth district of New York from March 4, 1881 to March 3, 1885. He was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress for the fifteenth district and served from March 4, 1885, until his death on August 10, 1886.[3] He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during the Forty-ninth Congress.

He published a history of Cornwall, New York in 1873.[4]

Death[edit]

Beach died, from typhoid fever and Bright's disease, at his home, "Knoll View" in Cornwall, Orange County, New York, on August 10, 1886 (age 51 years, 133 days). He is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lewis Beach". Find A Grave. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Lewis Beach". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Lewis Beach". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ OBITUARY RECORD OF GRADUATES OF YALE UNIVERSITY (PDF). 1887. p. 408.
  5. ^ "Lewis Beach". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Ferdon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
William G. Stahlnecker
Preceded by
John H. Bagley, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1885 – August 10, 1886 (death)
Succeeded by
Henry Bacon

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.