Earl Hanley Beshlin

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Earl Hanley Beshlin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
November 6, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Preceded by Orrin D. Bleakley
Succeeded by Willis J. Hulings
Personal details
Born (1870-04-28)April 28, 1870
Conewango Township, Pennsylvania
Died July 12, 1971(1971-07-12) (aged 101)
Warren, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

Earl Hanley Beshlin (April 28, 1870 – July 12, 1971) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Earl H. Beshlin was born in Conewango Township, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Warren High School in Warren, Pennsylvania. He became a lawyer and engaged in private practice. He was elected burgess of Warren County, Pennsylvania, from 1906 to 1909. He served as borough solicitor of Warren County from 1914 to 1918.

Beshlin elected as a Democrat and Prohibitionist to the Sixty-fifth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Orrin D. Bleakley. Beshlin's Republican opponent in the 1917 special election, Captain Ulysses Grant Lyons, was actually declared the winner erroneously on November 7, 1917, by the New York Times.[1] Beshlin was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918. He was a member and later chairman of the Board of Education of Warren County from 1919 to 1935. He was also a hospital executive. He died in 1971, in Warren. Interment in Oakland Mausoleum.



United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orrin D. Bleakley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 28th congressional district

1917 - 1919
Succeeded by
Willis J. Hulings