Nelson F. Beckwith

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Nelson F. Beckwith (April 18, 1813 – January 6, 1873) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Biography[edit]

Beckwith was born on April 18, 1813, in Rushford, New York.[1] He resided in Omro, Wisconsin, where he constructed mills. Beckwith also briefly lived in Berlin, Wisconsin. There, two properties that belonged to him, now known as the Beckwith House Hotel and the Nelson F. Beckwith House, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He died unexpectedly of a heart attack in 1873.[2]

Political career[edit]

Beckwith was a member of the Assembly during the 1872 session.[3] His seat was contested in 1872 because of voting irregularities, but was retained.[4][5] Previously, Beckwith had been an unsuccessful candidate in 1868. He was a Democrat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin (11th ed.). Madison, Wis. 1872. pp. 459–460.
  2. ^ "Hon. Nelson Beckwith". Janesville Daily Gazette. January 13, 1873. p. 1. Retrieved February 14, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ Lawrence S. Barish, ed. (2007). State of Wisconsin Blue Book 2007–2008. p. 123.
  4. ^ "Legislative Summary: Assembly". Green Bay Weekly Gazette. January 20, 1872. p. 1. Retrieved February 15, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "Legislative Summary: Assembly". Green Bay Weekly Gazette. February 24, 1872. p. 1. Retrieved February 15, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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