Steven Beckwith Ayres
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 18th district
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
|Preceded by||Joseph A. Goulden|
|Succeeded by||Thomas G. Patten|
|Born||October 27, 1861|
Fort Dodge, Iowa
|Died||June 1, 1929 (aged 67)|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
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Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Ayres was the son of Stephen and Artemisia (Dunlap) Ayres. He moved with his parents to Elmira, New York, in 1866, where he attended grammar school. He moved to Penn Yan, New York in 1873, and attended the Penn Yan Academy. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1882.
His wife, Helen Ayers (b.1869), was one of the founders of the Woman's National Democratic League (est.1896) in New York City. It was the first permanent national political organization exclusively established for and by women. The Ayres had one daughter, Janette.
Ayres worked in the publishing business at Penn Yan and became editor of the Yates County Chronicle. He served as delegate to the Republican State convention in 1884. In 1893, he moved to New York City, where he worked in advertising. He declined the Democratic nomination as candidate for the New York State Assembly in 1910.
He was elected as an Independent (non-Tammany) Democrat to represent Bronx district in the Sixty-second Congress in 1910. Ayres served one term from March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1913. In 1912 he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-third Congress.
Ayres wrote several books and many history articles, and lectured at the New York University Summer School in 1914.
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- Google Books.com: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac, Volume 15, 1900, pg. 293.
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This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- United States Congress. "Steven Beckwith Ayres (id: A000353)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Steven Beckwith Ayres at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
Joseph A. Goulden
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 18th congressional district
Thomas G. Patten