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James Burnie Beck

  • Birth 13 Feb 1822 Scotland
  • Death 3 May 1890 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Section K, Lot 9
  • Memorial ID 6863175

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. Immigrated to the United States in 1838, he settled in Wyoming County, New York and moved to Kentucky, in 1843. He graduated from Transylvania University, in 1846, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1867, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1875. He was a member of the commission to define the boundary line between Maryland and Virginia, in 1876, when elected to the United States Senate and served until his death at age 68.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 19 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6863175
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Burnie Beck (13 Feb 1822–3 May 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6863175, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .