BEIDLER, Jacob Atlee, (1852 - 1912)


Campaign button, 1900-1904, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

BEIDLER, Jacob Atlee, a Representative from Ohio; born in Tredyffrin Township, near Valley Forge, Chester County, Pa., November 2, 1852; attended the country schools, and Locke’s Seminary, Norristown, Pa.; moved to Ohio and settled in Willoughby, Lake County, in 1873; engaged in business as a coal dealer and later as an operator; elected a member of the city council of Willoughby in 1881; moved to his farm, “Belle Vernon,” near Willoughby, in 1881 and engaged in raising dairy cattle; president of the Belle Vernon-Mapes Dairy Co.; vice president of the Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern Railroad Co.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1907); owing to ill health declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; resumed his former business activities; president of the Rhodes & Beidler Coal Co.; member of the State board of agriculture; died at “Belle Vernon,” near Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, September 13, 1912; interment in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.