Alanson W. Beard

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Alanson Wilder Beard
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Massachusetts Treasurer
In office
Preceded by Daniel A. Gleason
Succeeded by George A. Marden
Chairperson of the Massachusetts Republican Party
In office
Preceded by Edward Avery
Succeeded by J. Henry Gould
In office
Preceded by George B. Loring
Succeeded by Adin Thayer
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Collector of Customs
at the Port of Boston
In office
Appointed by Benjamin Harrison
Preceded by Leverett Saltonstall
Succeeded by Winslow Warren
In office
Appointed by Rutherford B. Hayes
Preceded by William A. Simmons
Succeeded by Roland Worthington
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born August 20, 1825[1]
Ludlow, Vermont[1]
Died August 27, 1900 (1900-08-28) (aged 75)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Children Charles Beard
Occupation Clothing merchant[1]

Alanson Wilder Beard (August 20, 1825 – August 27, 1900) was an American who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, as Collector of Customs at the Port of Boston and as the Treasurer of Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

Beard was born to the son of James and Chloe Bartlett (Wilder) Beard on August 20, 1825, in Ludlow, Vermont.



  • Andrews, Geo. F.: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Official Gazette State Government page 17, (1886).
  • Boston Daily Globe A. W. BEARD DEAD. Twice Collector of the Port of Boston. Prominent in Civil Service Reform Movement. Born in Vermont and in Youth Taught School. Kept Country Store and Then Came to Boston. Leader in Republican Party for Many Years. page 1. (Aug 28, 1900).


  1. ^ a b c Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: a Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Boston, MA: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 128.