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James Adam BEDE

(1856-1942)

BEDE, James Adam, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in North Eaton Township, Lorain County, Ohio, January 13, 1856; attended the public schools of Ohio, Oberlin (Ohio) College, and Tabor (Iowa) College; read law while learning the printing trade; taught school in Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas; editor and publisher of several newspapers and periodicals; served as a representative for several western newspapers in Washington, D.C., 1888-1891; engaged in newspaper work at Pine City, Pine County, Minn.; served as United States marshal for the district of Minnesota in 1894 during the great railway strike; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; returned to Pine City; engaged as a publisher and lecturer; moved to Duluth, Minn., in 1927 and engaged in his former pursuits; also was interested in the St. Lawrence inland waterway project; died in Duluth, Minn., April 11, 1942; interment in Birchwood Cemetery, Pine City, Minn.

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

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