Calvin Lunsford Beale was an American demographer who specialized in rural population trends.
University of Wisconsin–Madison.
He first identified a reverse in population decline in some rural areas, and his work led to development of the Beale code for categorizing rural development. He was born in Northeast Washington, District of Columbia on June 6, 1923. He graduated from Eastern High School and the Wilson Teachers College.
After earning a master"s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, he worked for 50 years at the United States Department of Agriculture.
In addition to his work as a demographer, Beale is noted for his many photographs of county courthouses from around the United States taken during his travels. Beale died of colon cancer in Washington, District of Columbia