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Beck, James M. (James Montgomery), 1861-1936


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  • Fuller Name

    • James Montgomery
  • Variants

    • Beck, James Montgomery, 1861-1936
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1861-07-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1936-04-12
    • Has Affiliation

    • Has Affiliation

    • Birth Place

        Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York City (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        Bethlehem (Pa.)
    • Associated Language

        English
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    • Occupation

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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Beck, James Montgomery, 1861-1936
  • Sources

    • found: nuc85-34878: His The evidence in the case [MI] 1914(hdg. on MiU rept.: Beck, James Montgomery, 1861- ; usage: James M. Beck)
    • found: LC data base, 8-26-85(hdg.: Beck, James Montgomery, 1861-1936; usage: James M. Beck)
    • found: Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed Mar. 9, 2015(Beck, James Montgomery, Representative from Pennsylvania; b. in Philadelphia, Pa., July 9, 1861; attended the public schools and was graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pa. in 1880; employed as clerk for a railway company in 1880 and studied law at night; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; admitted to the bar of New York City in 1903, and to the bar of England in 1922; served as assistant United States attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania 1888-1892 and as United States attorney 1896-1900; appointed by President William McKinley as assistant to the Attorney General of the United States in 1900 and served until his resignation in 1903; continued the practice of law in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington from 1903 to 1921; was elected a bencher of Gray's Inn in 1914, being the first foreigner in 600 years to receive that distinction; also received decorations from France and Belgium; author of several books and articles on the First World War and on the Constitution of the United States; appointed by President Warren G. Harding as Solicitor General of the United States in 1921 and served until his resignation in 1925; resumed the practice of law; elected as Republican to 70th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James M. Hazlett; reelected to the 71st, 72nd, and 73rd Congresses and served from November 8, 1927, until his resignation on September 30, 1934; resumed the practice of law and was also engaged as an author; died in Washington, D.C., April 12, 1936; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery)
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    • 1985-08-26: new
    • 2019-02-20: revised
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