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Henry White BEESON

(1791-1863)

BEESON, Henry White, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., September 14, 1791; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; colonel in the Fayette County Militia; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Enos Hook and served from May 31, 1841, to March 3, 1843; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in North Union Township, near Uniontown, Pa., October 28, 1863; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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