Allen C. Beach

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Allen C. Beach

Allen Carpenter Beach (October 9, 1825 Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York - October 17, 1918 Rochester, Monroe County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.


He was the son of Rev. Allen R. Beach (1797-1879) and Amy Brown Beach (1803-ca. 1890). He graduated from Union College in 1848, and was admitted to the bar in 1852. His first wife Abby A. Woodruff died in 1856. In 1862, he married Olivia H. Pickering, daughter of Augustus Pickering and Caroline White. They had one daughter, Amy.

As a Democrat, he was the Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1869 to 1872, elected in 1868 and 1870, and Secretary of State of New York from 1878 to 1879, elected in 1877 and defeated for re-election in 1879.

He was a delegate to the 1860 and 1876 Democratic National Conventions.


Political offices
Preceded by
Stewart L. Woodford
Lieutenant Governor of New York
1869 – 1872
Succeeded by
John C. Robinson
Preceded by
John Bigelow
Secretary of State of New York
1878 – 1879
Succeeded by
Joseph Bradford Carr
Party political offices
Preceded by
Samuel J. Tilden
New York State Democratic Committee Chairman
September 1874 – September 1875
Succeeded by
Daniel Magone