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BEARD, Edward Peter

BEARD, Edward Peter
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


BEARD, Edward Peter, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., January 20, 1940; attended Assumption Elementary School and Hope High School, Providence, R.I; Rhode Island National Guard, 1960-1966, where he completed high school as well as a college-level course in agriculture; worked as painter; member of the Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1972-1974; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; owned and operated a tavern; director of elderly affairs, City of Providence, R.I., 1986-2002; unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990; is a resident of Providence, R.I.

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External Research Collections

Providence College
Phillips Memorial Library

Providence, RI
Papers: 1973-1980, 145 linear feet. The papers deal chiefly with Edward Beard's service in the U.S. House of Representatives. Documented in the papers is Edward Beard's casework, including veterans, the elderly, and the handicapped. Other subjects documented include federal departments, congressional committees, Democratic party organizations, legislation, personal papers, campaigns, and materials documenting Rhode Island.
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