08/22/1813 - 08/12/1893

BEARD, Michael, a Representative from Schuylkill County; born, January 22, 1813 in Windsor Township, Berks County, Pa.; apprentice, printmaking; hotel keeper; proprietor, Farmers’ Hotel, Reading, Pa.; proprietor, Washington Hall Hotel, Schuylkill Haven, Pa. (1845-1849); proprietor, Beard House Hotel, Tamaqua, Pa. (1849-1885); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1868 and 1869 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1870 term; appointed, commissioner, Schuylkill County (1875); elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Democratic Convention (1878); died, August 12, 1893 in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interred, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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