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Curtis Coe BEAN

(1828-1904)

BEAN, Curtis Coe, a Delegate from the Territory of Arizona; born in Tamworth, Carroll County, N.H., January 4, 1828; upon the death of his father moved with his mother to Gilmanton, Belknap County, N.H., in 1837; attended Gilmanton Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.; moved to New York City in the early fifties and was employed in the United States customhouse; also engaged in the brokerage business; studied law; was admitted to the bar but did not practice extensively; moved to Tennessee in 1864 and settled in Columbia and later in Nashville; member of the State house of representatives in 1867 and 1868; moved to Arizona Territory and settled in Prescott in June 1868; engaged in mining; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; member of the Territorial senate in 1879; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; returned to Arizona and resumed mining operations; moved to New York City in 1889 but maintained his citizenship and business interests in Arizona; died in New York City on February 1, 1904; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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