Steven Beckwith Ayres

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Steven Beckwith Ayres
Steven B. Ayres.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Preceded by Joseph A. Goulden
Succeeded by Thomas G. Patten
Personal details
Born October 27, 1861 (1861-10-27)
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Died June 1, 1929 (1929-07) (aged 67)
Clearwater, Florida
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Helen Ayres
Alma mater Syracuse University
Profession publisher/editor

advertising agent

politician

orange grower

real estate agent

Steven Beckwith Ayres (October 27, 1861 – June 1, 1929) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Ayres was the son of Stephen and Artemisia (Dunlap) Ayres. He moved with his parents to Elmira, New York, in 1866, where he attended grammar school. He moved to Penn Yan, New York in 1873, and attended the Penn Yan Academy. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1882.

Career[edit]

Ayres worked in the publishing business at Penn Yan and became editor of the Yates County Chronicle. He served as delegate to the Republican State convention in 1884. In 1893, he moved to New York City, where he worked in advertising. He declined the Democratic nomination as candidate for the New York State Assembly in 1910.

Elected as an Independent (non-Tammany) Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress in 1910, Ayres served one term from March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1913.[1] In 1912 he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-third Congress.

Ayres wrote several books and many history articles, and lectured at the New York University Summer School in 1914. He engaged in the cultivation of oranges at Clearwater, Florida in winter and in the real estate business at Woodstock, New York during the summer.[2]

Death[edit]

Ayres died, in Manhattan's Park West Hospital on June 1, 1929. He is interred at Clearwater Cemetery, Clearwater, Florida.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steven Beckwith Ayres". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Steven Beckwith Ayres". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Steven Beckwith Ayres". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph A. Goulden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

1911–1913
Succeeded by
Thomas G. Patten