James B. Beck

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"(February 13, 1822 -- May 3, 1890) James Burnie Beck was a(n) lawyer, member of a commission, and American politician. Beck was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland and immigrated to Lexington, Kentucky (1843). He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was appointed as a member of the commission to define the boundary line between Maryland and Virginia. James was elected as a Democrat to the 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1875). Beck was also elected to the United States Senate in 1876, 1882, and 1888 (March 4, 1877 - his death May 3, 1890) where he served as chairman of the Democratic Conference (1885 - 1890) and as Chairman on the Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard (46th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000289]"

Member of Kentucky Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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