Cyrus Beers

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Cyrus Beers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
In office
December 3, 1838 – March 3, 1839
Preceded by Andrew DeWitt Bruyn
Succeeded by Stephen B. Leonard
Personal details
Born June 21, 1786 (1786-06-21)
Newtown, Connecticut
Died June 5, 1850 (1850-06-06) (aged 63)
Ithaca, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Phebe Gregory Beers
Children John R Beers

George D Beers

Profession merchant

politician

Cyrus Beers (June 21, 1786 – June 5, 1850) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in Newtown, Connecticut, Beers moved with his parents to New York City. He obtained a limited education in the public schools. He married Phebe Gregory, and they had two sons, John and George.[1]

Career[edit]

Beers engaged in mercantile pursuits and the lumber business. He moved to Ithaca, New York, in 1821 and engaged in the mercantile business. As well as his business pursuits, he served as delegate to the Democratic State convention at Herkimer in 1830. He was appointed commissioner of deeds at Ithaca in 1837.

Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrew DeWitt Bruyn Beers was U. S. Representative for the twenty-second district of New York, and served from December 3, 1838, to March 3, 1839.[2] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838, but served as delegate to the New York and Erie Railroad Convention at Ithaca in 1839. He resumed his former business pursuits in Ithaca, New York.

Death[edit]

Beers died in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, on June 5, 1850 (age 63 years, 349 days). He is interred at City Cemetery, Ithaca, New York.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyrus Beers". Find A Grave. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cyrus Beers". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cyrus Beers". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

External links[edit]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew DeWitt Bruyn
Representative of the 22nd Congressional District of New York
December 3, 1838, to March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
Stephen B. Leonard


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.