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Albert Jeremiah BEVERIDGE

(1862-1927)
Senate Years of Service:
1899-1911
Party:
Republican

BEVERIDGE, Albert Jeremiah, a Senator from Indiana; born near Sugar Tree Ridge, Concord Township, Highland County, Ohio, October 6, 1862; attended the common schools; graduated from Indiana Asbury (now DePauw) University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1885; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 17, 1899, reelected in 1905, and served from March 4, 1899, until March 3, 1911; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910; chairman, Committee on Forest Reservations and Game Protection (Fifty-sixth Congress), Committee on Territories (Fifty-seventh through Sixty-first Congresses), Committee on Indian Depredations (Fifty-ninth Congress); returned to Indianapolis and engaged in literary and historical pursuits; unsuccessful Progressive candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1912; chairman of the National Progressive Convention at Chicago in 1912; unsuccessful candidate as a Progressive in 1914 and as a Republican in 1922 for election to the United States Senate; died in Indianapolis, Ind., April 27, 1927; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law; Bowers, Claude. Beveridge and the Progressive Era. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Company, 1932; Braeman, John. Albert J. Beveridge: American Nationalist. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.

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

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