Charles Cotesworth Beaman, Sr. (May 7, 1840 – December 15, 1900) was an Americanlawyer who wrote The National and Private Alabama Claims and their Final and Amicable Settlement (1871). In December 1870 he served as the first-ever Solicitor General of the United States, a position created to compile the individual claims of losses caused by Confederate raider ships during the United States Civil War.
^Charles Cotesworth Beaman."Dictionary of American Biography Base Set. American Council of Learned Societies, 1928-1936. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2005. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC.
^Hackett, Frank Warren. Reminiscences of the Geneva Tribunal of Arbitration 1872, The Alabama Claims. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. 84-5.