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James Montgomery Beck

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: April 12, 1936 (74)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Nathan Beck and Margaretta C. Beck
Husband of Lilla Lawrence Beck
Father of James Montgomery Beck, Jr. and Beatrice Beck

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About James M. Beck

James Montgomery Beck, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born 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 a Republican to the Seventieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James M. Hazlett; reelected to the Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and Seventy-third 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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Beck

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21044835

http://www.justice.gov/osg/aboutosg/osghistpage.php?id=17

http://www.nndb.com/people/845/000209218/

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James M. Beck's Timeline

1861
July 9, 1861
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1892
April 11, 1892
1936
April 12, 1936
Age 74
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States