James Beaver

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Birthday
21, 1837
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 31, 1914 (76)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1837
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 31, 1914 (76)

About

During the late 1880s and early 1890s, this Republican Party politician served as Governor of Pennsylvania. After leaving office, he served a two-year term as President of Pennsylvania State University.

Before Fame

After graduating from Jefferson College, he became an attorney in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and ascended to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in a military regiment known as the 45th Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Trivia

He was wounded during the Civil War while serving on the Union side in the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville.

Family Life

He spent his early years in Millerstown and Belleville, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He was offered the chance to run for U.S. Vice President on the James A. Garfield ticket, but turned down the opportunity.