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Cyrus William BEALES

(1877-1927)

BEALES, Cyrus William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm near York Spring, Adams County, Pa., December 16, 1877; attended the common schools; at the age of thirteen, upon the death of his father, took over the operation of his father’s farm; was graduated from the pharmaceutical department of the Ohio Northern University at Ada in 1899; settled at York Springs and was employed as a pharmacist; moved to Gettysburg, Pa., in 1903 upon his appointment as mercantile appraiser of Adams County; clerk to the county commissioners in 1904 and 1905; engaged in the drug, banking, manufacturing, and printing businesses; postmaster of Gettysburg from April 1, 1910, to May 8, 1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; member of the State senate 1917-1921; engaged in the drug business in Gettysburg, and died there November 14, 1927; interment in the family plot in Evergreen Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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