BEAKES, Samuel Willard, (1861 - 1927)


BEAKES, Samuel Willard, a Representative from Michigan; born in Burlingham, Sullivan County, N.Y., January 11, 1861; attended Wallkill Academy, Middletown, N.Y.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1883; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Westerville, Ohio; editor and proprietor of the Westerville Review in 1884, of the Adrian (Mich.) Daily Record, 1884-1886, and of the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Argus, 1886-1905; mayor of Ann Arbor, 1888-1890; postmaster of Ann Arbor, 1894-1898; city treasurer, 1891-1893 and 1903-1905; city assessor, 1906-1913; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1916; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1917); successfully contested the election of Mark R. Bacon to the Sixty-fifth Congress (December 13, 1917-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1918; after his service in Congress located in Washington, D.C.; assistant chief of the industrial cooperation service of the United States Department of Commerce, April 1919-July 1919; staff member of the United States Veterans’ Bureau, 1919-1927; died on February 9, 1927, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.