Rupert R. Beetham

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Rupert Rennison Beetham[1] (August 29, 1877 – May 5, 1933) was a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Ohio who was Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives 1921–1922.

Mr. Beetham was born in Greensburg, Trumbull County, Ohio.[2] He was educated at the Canton High School, Scio College and the Ohio State University School of Law.[3] He lettered in Football at Ohio State in for the 1899 team with a record of 9–0–1.[4]

Mr. Beetham was a lawyer, farmer, and teacher. He belonged to the Free Masons and the Knights of Pythias. He was a member of the School board of Cadiz Schools starting in 1904, and served as postmaster of Cadiz, Ohio from 1906–1914. He was married and lived in Cadiz.[3] He was a Methodist.[1]

He died at a Columbus hospital of complications of arteriosclerosis in 1933. He had been in declining health for several years. He was 55.[5] He had previously been the prohibition director in the administration of governor Myers Y. Cooper. His funeral was held May 7, 1933 in Cadiz.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ohio 1920 : 141
  2. ^ "R. R. Beetham, Former State Dry Czar, Dies", Steubenville Herald Star, Friday, May 5, 1933, Steubenville, Ohio, United States Of America
  3. ^ a b Ohio 1917 : 471
  4. ^ "2011 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Ohio State University. p. 154. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rupert Beetham Dies Today At Columbus, Ohio", Delphos Daily Herald, Friday, May 5, 1933, Delphos, Ohio, United States Of America

References[edit]

Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
Carl R. Kimball
Speaker of the Ohio House
1921–1922
Succeeded by
H. H. Griswold