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James M. Beck

AKA James Montgomery Beck

Born: 9-Jul-1861
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 12-Apr-1936
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Attorney
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Solicitor General, 1921-25


[1] Switched from Democratic Party to Republican, 1900.

Father: James Nathan Beck
Mother: Margretta C. Darling
Wife: Lilla Lawrence Mitchell (m. 5-Jun-1890, one son, one daughter)
Son: James M. Beck, Jr.
Daughter: Beatrice

    University: Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA (1880)

    US Congressman, Pennsylvania 1st (8-Nov-1927 to 30-Sep-1934, resigned)
    US Solicitor General (1921-25)
    Shearman & Sterling
    US Justice Department Asst. to the US Attorney General (1900-03)
    US Attorney Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1896-1900)
    Assistant US Attorney Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1888-92)
    Harrity & Beck Partner (1885-98)
    Browning Society
    Contemporary Society
    Lotus Club
    New York State Bar Association 1903
    Pennsylvania Bar Association 1884
    Philadelphia Shakespeare Society
    French Legion of Honor

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 5-May-1923

Author of books:
The Constitution of the United States (1924)


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