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John Lourie BEVERIDGE

(1824-1910)

BEVERIDGE, John Lourie, a Representative from Illinois; born in Greenwich, Washington County, N.Y., July 6, 1824; attended the public schools; moved with his parents to De Kalb, Ill., in 1842; attended the Rock River Seminary, Mount Morris, Ill.; moved to Tennessee in 1845 and taught school until 1851; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Sycamore, Ill., in 1851 and continued the practice of law; moved to Evanston in 1854 and practiced law in Chicago; during the Civil War served in the Union Army; appointed major of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry September 18, 1861; colonel of the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry January 28, 1864; brevetted brigadier general and mustered out February 7, 1866; elected sheriff of Cook County, Ill., in 1866; member of the State senate in 1871; resigned, having been elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. Logan and served from November 7, 1871, until January 4, 1873, when he resigned; elected Lieutenant Governor of Illinois in 1872 and upon the resignation of Gov. R. J. Oglesby in 1873 became Governor and served from January 23, 1873, to January 1877; United States subtreasurer at Chicago 1877-1881; moved to California in 1895 and resided in Hollywood, until his death on May 3, 1910; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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