Charles Cotesworth Beaman

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Charles Cotesworth Beaman, Sr. (May 7, 1840 – December 15, 1900) was an American lawyer who wrote The National and Private Alabama Claims and their Final and Amicable Settlement (1871).[1] 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.[2] He graduated from Harvard University and Harvard Law School.[3]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Hackett, Frank Warren. Reminiscences of the Geneva Tribunal of Arbitration 1872, The Alabama Claims. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. 84-5.
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