Joseph H. Beeman

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Joseph Henry Beeman (November 17, 1833 – July 31, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

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Born near Gatesville, North Carolina, Beeman moved with his parents to Morgan County, Alabama, in 1847 and to Mississippi in 1849. He received an academic education, teaching for several years. Beeman then engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1883–1891. Beeman connected with the Farmers' Alliance and served as chairman of its executive committee. He served as delegate to several State conventions.

Beeman was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1892. Beeman engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death near Lena, Mississippi on July 31, 1909. He was interred in Beeman Cemetery, Lena, Mississippi.

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