JAMES A. BEAVER
Beaver writes a letter saying he would be glad to be at the first
Annual Dinner of the Republican Club, if nothing else comes up
Typed letter signed: "James A. Beaver", in black ink, 7¾x9½.
January 22, 1887. Pennsylvania. In part: "My Dear Sir: Your letter of
the 21st instant, inclosing an invitation to attend the First Annual Dinner of
the Republican Club, on the anniversary of Lincoln's birthday, has been
received. It would give me great pleasure, I assure you, to join you in doing
honor to the memory of the great man, upon the day which you have fixed".
James A. Beaver (1837-1914) served as the Governor of Pennsylvania
from 1887 to 1891. After graduating from college, Beaver began practicing
law, but took a break to volunteer for a local military company. He
served as second lieutenant for the company during the Civil War,
fighting for the Union, and being so well regarded as a leader that his
units were often confused for full time soldiers. After the war ended, Beaver
again pursued law, being elected to the board of trustees of Pennsylvania
State College. He was often asked to run for public office, but did not do
so until 1881, losing to his opponent. Beaver was elected in 1887, and
served for one term. Multiple folds. Corners worn and creased. Surface creases.
Heavily toned. Binding holes in left margin. Heavily toned. Otherwise, fine
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