BEATTY, John, Congress, OH (1828-1914)


BEATTY, John, a Representative from Ohio; born near Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, December 16, 1828; attended the common schools; entered the banking business in 1852, and subsequently, with his brother, conducted a bank in Cardington, Morrow County, Ohio; at the beginning of the Civil War volunteered as a private in the Third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was appointed lieutenant colonel in 1861; promoted to colonel in 1862 and took a prominent part in the campaigns in the Southwest; commanded a regiment at Perryville and a brigade at Stone River; commissioned brigadier general in 1863 and commanded a brigade at Tullahoma, Chickamauga, and Marion Ridge; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Cornelius S. Hamilton; reelected to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses and served from February 5, 1868, to March 3, 1873; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, (Forty-first Congress); moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1873 and organized the Citizens Savings Bank, serving as its president until 1903, when he retired from active business pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination as Governor in 1882; member of the State board of charities in 1886 and 1887; died in Columbus, Ohio, December 21, 1914; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present