About Andre Alden Beaumont
André Alden Beaumont was born August 4, 1870, at San Antonio, Texas, while his father, Colonel Beaumont, was stationed there with his troop (A-4th Cavalry). He received his early scholastic training in public and private schools and in September, 1890, matriculated at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and was graduated in the class of 1894, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In February, 1896, he was employed by the Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company and has remained in its service ever since. Mr. Beaumont is Scout Commissioner of the Wyoming Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America and is also Scoutmaster of Troop 26, sponsored by St. Stephen's Church of Wilkes-Barre.
He is a member of the Concordia Society of Wilkes-Barre, of the American Geographical Society of New York City, of the National Geographic Society of Washington, District of Columbia, and honorary member of the Beaumont Medical Club of New Haven, Connecticut, founded by members of the medical profession to honor the memory of Dr. William Beaumont (1785-1853), of Lebanon, Connecticut, an army surgeon whose fame in the history of medicine is worldwide. Dr. Beaumont was a first cousin of Andrew Beaumont, the grandfather of André.