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Samuel Willard Beakes

Samuel Willard Beakes, American congressman. member 63d, 64th and 65th Congresses (1913-1919), 2d Michigan Dist; member United States Veterans Bur.


  • Beakes, Samuel Willard was born on January 11, 1861 in Burlingham, New York, United States. Son of Doctor George M. and Elizabeth (Bull) Beakes.

  • Education

    • Literature and Law departments, University of Michigan, Bachelor of Laws, 1883.


    • Practiced short time, Westerville, O. Editor and proprietor Westerville Review, 1884, Adrian (Michigan) Daily Record, 1884-1886, Ann Arbor Argus, 1886-1905. Postmaster, Ann Arbor, under President Cleveland.

      Mayor 2 terms, city treasurer 4 terms, city assessor 4 terms. Member 63d, 64th and 65th Congresses (1913-1919), 2d Michigan District. Assistant chief industrial coöperation service, Department of Commerce, April-July 1919.

      Now staff member United States Veterans Bureau, Washington, District of Columbia.


    • Author: History of Washtenaw County, Michigan.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member 63d, 64th and 65th Congresses (1913-1919), 2d Michigan Dist. Member United States Veterans Bur.


    • Married Annie S. Beakes, July 7, 1886.
    • father: Doctor George M. Beakes
    • mother: Elizabeth (Bull) Beakes
    • spouse: Annie S. Beakes
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    Born January 11, 1861
    Died February 9, 1927
    (aged 66)