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  BEESON: See also Jacob Beeson Blair — John Jay Jackson — John Jay Jackson, Jr. — James Monroe Jackson — Jacob Beeson Jackson
  Beeson, Albert C. — Republican. Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Beeson, B. R. — of Kernersville, Forsyth County, N.C. Republican. Postmaster at Kernersville, N.C., 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Beeson, Byron A. — of Marshall County, Iowa. Iowa state treasurer, 1891-95. Burial location unknown.
  Beeson, Carroll O. — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Mayor of Crawfordsville, Ind., 1952-55. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Beeson, Henry White (1791-1863) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., September 14, 1791. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1841-43. Died in North Union Township, Fayette County, Pa., October 28, 1863 (age 72 years, 44 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Beeson, J. B. — of Sonoma County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 19th District, 1863. Burial location unknown.
  Beeson, Jacob (1807-1885) — of Niles, Berrien County, Mich. Born in Pennsylvania, September 7, 1807. Democrat. Merchant; village president of Niles, Michigan, 1840; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1856; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1857. Died April 19, 1885 (age 77 years, 224 days). Interment at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, Mich.
  Relatives: Brother of William B. Beeson (1801?-1872); married to Elizabeth House; uncle of Lewis H. Beeson.
  Political family: Beeson family of Niles, Michigan.
  Beeson, James E. — of Metairie, Jefferson Parish, La. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Beeson, Jesse G. — of Dowagiac, Cass County, Mich. Member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1853-54. Burial location unknown.
  Beeson, Lewis H. — of Niles, Berrien County, Mich. Democrat. Mayor of Niles, Mich., 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William B. Beeson; nephew of Jacob Beeson (1807-1885).
  Political family: Beeson family of Niles, Michigan.
  Beeson, Othniel — of Wayne County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51. Burial location unknown.
  Beeson, Travis — of Camden, Ouachita County, Ark. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Beeson, William B. (d. 1872) — of Niles, Berrien County, Mich. Physician; merchant; village president of Niles, Michigan, 1841; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1859. Died in 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Jacob Beeson; married to Sarah Hess; father of Lewis H. Beeson (1864?-?).
  Political family: Beeson family of Niles, Michigan.

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