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George Monroe Beebe (October 28, 1836March 1, 1927) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

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Born in New Vernon, New York, Beebe attended the common schools, and Walkill Academy, Middletown, New Yorkmarker.He studied law and was graduated from the Albany Law University in 1857.He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Monticello, New Yorkmarker.He moved to Peoria, Illinoismarker, in 1857 and became editor of the Central Illinois Democrat.He moved to Troy, Doniphan County, Territory of Kansas, in 1858 and continued the practice of law.He served as member of the Territorial council in 1858 and 1859.He was appointed by President Buchanan as secretary of the Territory in 1859.Acting Governor in 1860 and 1861.He moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1861 and to Virginia City, Nevadamarker, in 1863, continuing the practice of his profession.He was an unsuccessful candidate for associate judge of the State supreme court in 1865.He returned to Monticello, New Yorkmarker, and became editor of the Republican Watchman in 1866.He was an unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1871.He served as member of the State assembly in 1872 and 1873.Commissioned by Governor Dix as chief of artillery with the rank of colonel in the Fifth Division, National Guard of New York, in 1873.He resigned in 1874 to enter Congress.

Beebe was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879).He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-fifth Congress).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress.He resumed his former newspaper pursuits.He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1876, 1880, and 1892.He served as member of the State court of claims from 1883 until 1900.Resided at Monticello until 1892 when he moved to Ellenville, New Yorkmarker.He retired from active business pursuits in 1900.He died in Ellenville, New Yorkmarker, on March 1, 1927.He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Newburgh, New Yorkmarker.

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