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Albert Jeremiah Beveridge

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Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, American senator.

Background

Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah was born on October 6, 1862 in on farm on border of Adams and Highland counties, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas H. and Frances E. (Parkinson) Beveridge.

Education

Family moved to Ill, after war. From age of 12 led a life of privations. Plowboy at 12, railroad laborer at 14, logger and teamster at 15, then attended high school.

Bachelor of Philosophy, De Pauw U., 1885, A.M., 1888. Doctor of Laws, DePauw, 1902, University of Pennsylvania, 1920, Lafayette College, 1921, Brown U., 1921.

Career

M 2d, at Berlin, Germany, Catherine Eddy, of Chicago, August 7, 1907. Children—Albert J., Abby Spencer. Read law in office of Senator McDonald.

Admitted to bar, 1887, and was associated with McDonald & Butler until he began practice for himself. Identified with many important cases. Well known as orator and Republican campaign speaker.

United States senator from Indiana, 1889-1905, 1905-1911. Chairman Progressive National Convention, Chicago, 1912. Member American Academy Arts and Letters, National Institute Arts and Letters.

Author: The Russian Advance, 1903. The Young Man and the World, 1905. The Bible as Good Reading, 1906.

Americans of Today and Tomorrow, 1908. Work and Habits, 1908. The Meaning of the Times, 1907.

(speeches) Pass Prosperity Around, 1912. The Invisible Government, 1912. What Is Back of the War, 1915.

Life of John Marshall (2 vols.), 1916, same, last two volumes, 1919. The State and The Nation, 1924. The Art of Public Speaking, 1924.

Home: Indianapolis, Ind.

Achievements

  • He drafted the meat inspection bill, made a vigorous fight for federal legislation limiting child labor, advocated an expert tariff commission, and spoke and voted against the Payne-Aldrich Tariff.

    In his later years Beveridge turned to literature and won a high place among American historical writers. His four-volume Life of John Marshall (1917-1919) won the Pulitzer Prize.

Works

  • Life of John Marshall

  • Author: The Russian Advance, 1903. The Young Man and the World, 1905. The Bible as Good Reading, 1906.Americans of Today and Tomorrow, 1908. Work and Habits, 1908. The Meaning of the Times, 1907.(speeches) Pass Prosperity Around, 1912. The Invisible Government, 1912. What Is Back of the War, 1915.Life of John Marshall (2 vols.), 1916, same, last two volumes, 1919. The State and The Nation, 1924. The Art of Public Speaking, 1924.

Connections

Married Katherine Langsdale, November 24, 1887 (died June 18, 1900). Children: Albert J., Abby Spencer.

father:
Thomas H. Beveridge

mother:
Frances E. (Parkinson) Beveridge

spouse:
Katherine Langsdale

children:
Albert J. Beveridge

Abby Spencer Beveridge