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us: Beck, James B. (James Burnie), 1822-1890


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  • Fuller Name

    • James Burnie
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1822-02-13
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1890-05-03
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Dumfriesshire (Scotland)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Transylvania University
        • Affiliation End: 1846
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 1867
        • Affiliation End: 1875
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1877
        • Affiliation End: 1890
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Lawyers
      • Sources

        • found: Memorial addresses on the life and character of James B. Beck (a Senator from Kentucky), 1891.
        • found: MoSU-L/NLT files (hdg.: Beck, James Burnie, 1822-1890)
        • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, January 15, 2016: (Beck, James Burnie, a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky; born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, February 13, 1822; immigrated to the United States in 1838 and settled in Wyoming County, N.Y.; moved to Lexington, Ky., in 1843 and was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1846; admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Lexington; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1875); appointed in May 1876 a member of the commission to define the boundary line between Maryland and Virginia; elected to the United States Senate in 1876; reelected in 1882, again in 1888, and served from March 4, 1877, until his death in Washington, D.C., on May 3, 1890; Democratic Conference Chairman 1885-1890; chairman, Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard (Forty-sixth Congress); interment in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.)
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