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BEERS, Cyrus, a Representative from New York; born in Newtown, Conn., June 21, 1786; moved with his parents to New York City; obtained a limited education in the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits and also in the lumber business; moved to Ithaca, N.Y., in 1821 and engaged in the mercantile business; delegate to the Democratic State convention at Herkimer in 1830; appointed commissioner of deeds at Ithaca in 1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Andrew D. W. Bruyn and served from December 3, 1838, to March 3, 1839; was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; delegate to the New York and Erie Railroad Convention at Ithaca in 1839; resumed his former business pursuits in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., where he died June 5, 1850, interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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