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William BEATTY

(1787-1851)

BEATTY, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1787; immigrated to the United States in 1807 and settled in Butler, Butler County, Pa.; was a sergeant in Captain Thompson’s company in the War of 1812; sheriff of Butler County 1823-1826; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); member of the State house of representatives, 1840-1842; appointed deputy sheriff of Butler County; died in Butler, Pa., April 12, 1851; interment in the Old Butler Cemetery.

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

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