Hon. Joseph Grant Beale

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Hon. Joseph Grant Beale

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Allegheny County,Pennsylvania
Death: May 28, 1915 (76)
Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Washington Beale, Jr. and Roseanna Beale
Husband of Margaret J. Beale
Father of Frank Johnson Beale; Harry Washington Beale; Addison Herbert Beale; Charles Grant Beale; Edmond Harrison Beale and 2 others
Brother of Jane Elizabeth Beale; Mary Johnson Beale; James Boyd Beale; Margaret Miller Beale; Sara Agnes Beale and 1 other

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About Hon. Joseph Grant Beale

Joseph Grant Beale (March 26, 1839 – May 21, 1915) was a Republican U.S. Representative from the state of Pennsylvania.

Joseph G. Beale was born near Freeport, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Caton Academy in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, and from the Iron City Commercial College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

During the American Civil War, he enlisted in the Friend Rifles for three months, and later served as captain of Company C, Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves, for three years. He was taken prisoner and confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, until released on parole.

He studied law and served as major in the Pennsylvania State Militia. Discontinuing the study of law, he engaged in the coal business in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. In 1868, he moved to Leechburg, Pennsylvania, and actively engaged in the iron and steel business. He served as president of the Leechburg Banking Co.

Beale was elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1908. He resumed his former business pursuits, and died in Leechburg in 1915. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.


US Congressman. A native of Leechburg, Pennsylvania, he served in the Union Army during the Civil War as Captain and commander of Company C, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves. Mustered in on May 1, 1861, he was captured by Confederate forces and imprisoned at the infamous Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Paroled, he was honorably mustered out on October 12, 1862. He was elected as a Republican to represent Pennsylvania's 27th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving a single term from 1907 to 1909.

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Hon. Joseph Grant Beale's Timeline

1839
March 26, 1839
Allegheny County,Pennsylvania
1865
August 12, 1865
Age 26
1867
February 22, 1867
Age 27
1869
March 20, 1869
Age 29
1871
August 30, 1871
Age 32
1874
June 29, 1874
Age 35
1877
January 31, 1877
Age 37
1881
February 14, 1881
Age 41
1915
May 28, 1915
Age 76
Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA