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Charles Dyer BECKWITH

(1838-1921)

BECKWITH, Charles Dyer, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Coveville, Saratoga County, N.Y., October 22, 1838; attended private schools in Troy, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa., Worcester, Mass., and a military institution in New Haven, Conn.; moved to Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., in 1860 and engaged in the manufacture of iron; member of the board of aldermen in 1882; mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1885-1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed manufacturing pursuits; returned to the State of New York and settled on a farm in the town of Chatham, Columbia County, in 1897 and engaged in the management of his farm until his death near Chatham Center, Columbia County, N.Y., on March 27, 1921; interment in Chatham Center Rural Cemetery.

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

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