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Andrew BEAUMONT

(1790-1853)

BEAUMONT, Andrew, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Lebanon, New London County, Conn., January 24, 1790; moved to Pennsylvania in 1808; studied law but never practiced; collector of revenue in 1814; prothonotary and clerk of the courts of Luzerne County, Pa., 1816-1819; member of the State house of representatives in 1821, 1822, and 1826; postmaster of Wilkes-Barre 1826-1832; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination; commissioner of public buildings in Washington, D.C., from November 5, 1846, to March 3, 1847; again a member of the State house of representatives, in 1849; died in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., September 30, 1853; interment in Hollenback Cemetery.

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

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