Charles D. Beckwith

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Charles Dyer Beckwith
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by William Walter Phelps
Succeeded by Cornelius A. Cadmus
Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey
In office
1887–1888
Preceded by Nathan Barnert
Succeeded by Nathan Barnert
Personal details
Born (1838-10-22)October 22, 1838
Saratoga County, New York
Died March 27, 1921(1921-03-27) (aged 82)
Chatham Center, New York
Political party Republican

Charles Dyer Beckwith (October 22, 1838 – March 27, 1921) was an American Republican Party politician from New Jersey who represented the 5th congressional district from 1889 to 1891.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Beckwith was born near Coveville in the Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York on October 22, 1838; attended private schools in Troy, New York, Philadelphia, Worcester, Massachusetts, and a military institution in New Haven, Connecticut. He moved to Paterson, New Jersey in 1860 and engaged in the manufacture of iron. He was member of the board of aldermen in 1882, and Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey from 1885 to 1889.[2]

He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1891, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress.[2]

After leaving Congress, he resumed manufacturing pursuits. He returned to the State of New York and settled on a farm in the town of Chatham in Columbia County, New York in 1897 and engaged in the management of his farm until his death near Chatham Center on March 27, 1921. He was interred in Chatham Center Rural Cemetery but was later removed with his wife to the Beckwith family plot at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey om September 1, 1944.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charles Dyer Beckwith". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-09-29. Beckwith, Charles Dyer (1838-1921) — also known as Charles D. Beckwith — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born near Coveville, Saratoga County, N.Y., October 22, 1838. Republican. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1887-88 [sic]; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1889-91. Died near Chatham Center, Columbia County, N.Y., March 27, 1921 (age 82 years, 156 days). Interment at Chatham Center Rural Cemetery, Chatham Center, N.Y. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Charles Dyer Beckwith". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2011-09-29. Beckwith, Charles Dyer, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Coveville, Saratoga County, N.Y., October 22, 1838; attended private schools in Troy, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa., Worcester, Mass., and a military institution in New Haven, Conn.; moved to Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., in 1860 and engaged in the manufacture of iron; member of the board of aldermen in 1882; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1885-1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed manufacturing pursuits; returned to the State of New York and settled on a farm in the town of Chatham, Columbia County, in 1897 and engaged in the management of his farm until his death near Chatham Center, Columbia County, N.Y., on March 27, 1921; interment in Chatham Center Rural Cemetery. He and his wife were later removed from Chatham Center Rural Cemetery and buried in the Beckwith family plot at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey on September 1, 1944. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Walter Phelps
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Succeeded by
Cornelius A. Cadmus