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Samuel Willard Beakes
Birth: Jan. 11, 1861
Burlingham
Sullivan County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1927
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

U.S. Congressman. He attended Wallkill Academy, graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan, in 1883, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Westerville, Ohio. Moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was editor of the Westerville Review in 1884, Adrian Daily Record, (1884-86) and the Ann Arbor Argus, (1886-1905). In addition, he was Mayor of Ann Arbor, (1888-90), Postmaster of Ann Arbor, (1894-98), city treasurer, (1891-93, 1903-05) and city assessor, (1906-13). In 1913, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses, serving until 1919. After his final term, he was assistant chief of the industrial cooperation service of the United States Department of Commerce and a staff member of the United States Veterans’ Bureau, until his death at age 66. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  George M. Beakes (1831 - 1900)
  Elizabeth Bull Beakes (1837 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Annie Spelman Beakes (1855 - 1944)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Willard Beakes (1861 - 1927)
  George Hunter Beakes (1864 - 1876)*
  Marianna Beakes (1870 - 1871)*
  Marian Beakes (1872 - 1873)*
  Harrison Edgar Beakes (1874 - 1876)*
  Gertrude Beakes Mentley (1877 - 1965)*
  Robert Osborn Beakes (1879 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Ann Arbor
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: May 13, 2003
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Samuel Willard Beakes
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