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Meginness, John F., ed.  History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.  Chicago: Brown, Runk and Co., 1892.


Sessions Office Position District Party
1854 Representative Democrat
1856 Representative Democrat
1863 Representative Democrat
1864 Representative Democrat
Counties Clinton, Lycoming, Potter


02/05/1813 - 10/25/1890

Clinton, Lycoming and Potter Counties (1854, 1856), Clinton and Lycoming Counties (1863-1864)

BECK, John B., a Representative from Clinton, Lycoming and Potter Counties; born, February 5, 1813 in Shrewsbury, York County, Pa.; tailor; publisher, Lycoming Gazette (1844-1851); elected, delegate, Democratic State Convention (1849, 1852); elected, sheriff, Lycoming County (1850-1853); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1854 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1855 term; seated to the 1856 term to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a result of a contested election, February of 1856; proprietor, hardware business (1863-1865); reelected to the House for the 1863 and 1864 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1865 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1867-1870); died, October 25, 1890 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; interred, Williamsport Cemetery, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

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