BELTZHOOVER, Frank Eckels, (1841 - 1923)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BELTZHOOVER, Frank Eckels, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, Pa., November 6, 1841; attended Big Spring Academy, Newville; was graduated from Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg in 1862; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Carlisle, Pa.; chairman of the Democratic committee of Cumberland County 1868 and 1873; district attorney 1874-1877; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; elected to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed the practice of law in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa.; discontinued the practice of his profession in 1910 and moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he lived in retirement until his death on June 2, 1923; interment in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle, Pa.