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Samuel Willard Beakes

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • Author: History of Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Annie S. Beakes, July 7, 1886.

father:
Doctor George M. Beakes

mother:
Elizabeth (Bull) Beakes

spouse:
Annie S. Beakes