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Joseph Henry BEEMAN

(1833-1909)

BEEMAN, Joseph Henry, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Gatesville, Gates County, N.C., November 17, 1833; moved with his parents to Morgan County, Ala., in 1847 and to Mississippi in 1849; received an academic education; taught school for several years; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served as a lieutenant in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of the State house of representatives 1883-1891; connected with the Farmers’ Alliance and served as chairman of its executive committee; delegate to several State conventions; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for reelection in 1892; engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death near Lena, Scott County, Miss., July 31, 1909; interment in Beeman Cemetery, Lena, Miss.

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

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