BEACH, Lewis

1835–1886

Biography

BEACH, Lewis, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 30, 1835; was graduated from the Yale Law School in 1856; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York; took up residence in Orange County, N.Y., in 1861; member and treasurer of the Democratic State central committee 1877-1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth, and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, until his death at his home, "Knoll View," Cornwall, Orange County, N.Y., August 10, 1886; chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Forty-ninth Congress); interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Beach, Lewis. Cornwall. Newburgh, N.Y.: E.M. Ruttenber & Son, 1873.

------. Legislative reform. Speech of Hon. Lewis Beach, of New York, in the House of Representatives May 5, 1884. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1884.

------. A word or two about the war. New York: J. F. Trow, 1862.

------. The Yellowstone National Park. Speech of Hon. Lewis Beach, of New York, in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, June 25, 1884. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1884.

United States. 49th Congress, 2d session, 1886-1887. Memorial addresses on the life and character of Lewis Beach (a representative from New York), delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, Forty-ninth Congress, second session. Pub. by order of Congress. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1887.

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