Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927

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Dates:
Birth 1862-10-06
Death 1927-04-27
Gender:
Male
English

Biographical notes:

Lawyer; Indiana senator, 1899-1911; historian and author; Abraham Lincoln biographer.

From the description of Correspondence, 1924-1928. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27159077

From the description of Letters: to Jesse W. Weik, 1924-1927. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27159080

Beveridge was an Indianapolis, Ind. lawyer, politician, and historical writer. He was elected to the U.S. Senate for two terms, and authored a number of books. He is best remembered for his biography of Chief Justice John Marshall, and at the time of his death was writing a similar piece on Abraham Lincoln.

From the description of Letters, 1907-1908. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 37833202

Beveridge was U.S. senator from Indiana, 1889-1911, and author of several books on Lincoln, including Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 (Boston, 1928).

From the description of Albert Jeremiah Beveridge letter : to Ed, 1926 May 9. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936606

Albert Jeremiah Beveridge: U.S. senator from Indiana, lawyer, historian, and biographer. John Marshall: statesman and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From the description of Albert Jeremiah Beveridge collection of John Marshall papers, 1776-1844 (bulk 1795-1835). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80271739

Beveridge was an Indianapolis, Ind. lawyer, politician, and author. He served in the U.S. Senate and ran for governor of Indiana in 1916, and authored numerous historic books and biographies. Henry Edward Rood was a journalist, author, and assistant editor at HARPER'S MAGAZINE.

From the description of Letter, 1924 April 22, Indianapolis, Ind. [to] Henry Rood, Pleasantville, NY. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 36506628

U.S. senator from Indiana, lawyer, historian, and biographer.

From the description of Albert Jeremiah Beveridge papers, 1788-1943 (bulk 1886-1927). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062838

Biographical Note

  • 1755, Sept. 24: Born near Germantown, Va.
  • 1755 - 1781 : Military service
  • 1780: Attended law and philosophy lectures at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. Admitted to the bar, Fauquier County, Va.
  • 1782 - 1784 : Member, Virginia Executive Council
  • 1782 - 1785 : Member, Virginia House of Delegates
  • 1783: Married Mary Willis Ambler
  • 1785 - 1788 : Recorder, city of Richmond, Va.
  • 1787 - 1788 : Member, Virginia House of Delegates
  • 1796: Argued case before the Supreme Court
  • 1797 - 1798 : One of three American envoys to France (XYZ Affair)
  • 1798: Elected to the House of Representatives
  • 1800 - 1801 : Secretary of state
  • 1801 - 1835 : Chief justice of the Supreme Court
  • 1804 - 1807 : Published The Life of George Washington. London: Printed for R. Phillips
  • 1829: Member, Virginia Constitutional Convention
  • 1835, July 6: Died, Philadelphia, Pa.

From the guide to the Albert Jeremiah Beveridge collection of John Marshall papers, 1776-1884, (bulk 1795-1835), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biographical Note

  • 1862, Oct. 6: Born, Highland County, Ohio
  • 1865: Moved to Illinois with family
  • 1877: Became a logger and teamster; began to attend high school
  • 1881: Entered Asbury College, Greencastle, Ind.
  • 1884: Began political career as a campaign orator for James Gillespie Blaine
  • 1885: B.A., DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
  • 1887: Married Katherine Langsdale (died 1900) Admitted to Indiana bar
  • 1887 - 1899 : Practiced law, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • 1888: M.A., DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
  • 1899 - 1911 : U. S. senator from Indiana
  • 1903: Published The Russian Advance. New York: Harper & Bros.
  • 1905: Published The Young Man and the World. New York: D. Appleton and Co.
  • 1907: Married Catherine Eddy in Berlin, Germany Published The Meaning of the Times. Bobbs-Merrill Co. Published The Bible as Good Reading. Philadelphia: H. Altemus Co.
  • 1911: Defeated for U.S. Senate; nominated as governor of Indiana by the Progressive Party of Indiana, but defeated by the Democratic candidate, Samuel M. Ralston
  • 1915: War correspondent in Germany
  • 1916: Rejoined the Republican Party and supported Charles Evans Hughes for president
  • 1919: Published The Life of John Marshall. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (4 vols.)
  • 1922: Nominated for U.S. Senate by the Republican Party of Indiana; defeated incumbent, Harry S. New, but in the general election was defeated by Samuel M. Ralston
  • 1927, Apr. 27: Died, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • 1928: Posthumous publication of Abraham Lincoln. London: Gollancz (2 vols.)

From the guide to the Albert Jeremiah Beveridge Papers, 1788-1943, (bulk 1886-1927), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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