Andrew Beaumont

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Andrew Beaumont
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byThomas M. T. McKennan
Succeeded byDavid Petrikin
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1821-1822
1826
1849
Personal details
Born(1790-01-24)January 24, 1790
Lebanon, Connecticut
DiedSeptember 30, 1853(1853-09-30) (aged 63)
Political partyJacksonian

Andrew Beaumont (January 24, 1790 – September 30, 1853) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Beaumont was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, the son of Isaiah and Fear (Alden) Beaumont.[1] He moved to Pennsylvania in 1808 and studied law but never practiced. He served as Collector of Revenue from 1814–1816, and prothonotary and Clerk of the Courts of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, from 1816–1819. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1821, 1822, and 1826. He served as postmaster of Wilkes-Barre from 1826–1832.[2]

Beaumont was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth U.S. Congresses. He was appointed Commissioner of Public Buildings in Washington, D.C. by President James K. Polk, and but served only from November 5, 1846, to March 3, 1847, because the Senate refused to confirm his appointment. He was again a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1849. He died in Wilkes-Barre in 1853 and was buried in Hollenback Cemetery.[2]

Beaumont married Julia A. Colt in 1813. They had ten children: six daughters and four sons.[2] Two of his sons were Rear Admiral John Colt Beaumont, US Navy, and Lieutenant Colonel Eugene B. Beaumont, US Army (Medal of Honor Recipient, Civil War). His grandson was Brigadier General John Colt Beaumont, US Marine Corps, and his cousin was Major William Beaumont, Surgeon, US Army (William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Beaumont, clipping 1 and clipping 2. The Sunday Leader, January 31, 1897, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Retrieved February 24, 2017 via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c Bradsby, Henry C. (1893). History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: With Biographical Selections. S. B. Nelson. pp. 138–145.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas M. T. McKennan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

1833–1837
Succeeded by
David Petrikin