BEVERIDGE, Albert Jeremiah,a
Senator from Indiana; born near Sugar Tree Ridge, Concord Township, Highland
County, Ohio, October 6, 1862; attended the common schools; graduated from
Indiana Asbury (now DePauw) University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1885; studied law;
admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.;
elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 17, 1899,
reelected in 1905, and served from March 4, 1899, until March 3, 1911;
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910; chairman, Committee on Forest
Reservations and Game Protection (Fifty-sixth Congress), Committee on
Territories (Fifty-seventh through Sixty-first Congresses), Committee on Indian
Depredations (Fifty-ninth Congress); returned to Indianapolis and engaged in
literary and historical pursuits; unsuccessful Progressive candidate for
Governor of Indiana in 1912; chairman of the National Progressive Convention at
Chicago in 1912; unsuccessful candidate as a Progressive in 1914 and as a
Republican in 1922 for election to the United States Senate.
As his political career drew to a close, Beveridge dedicated his time to writing
historical literature. He was a member and secretary of the American Historical
Association (AHA). His four-volume set The Life of John Marshall, published from
1916 to 1919, won Beveridge a Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote two volumes on
Abraham Lincoln which were published in 1928, the year after his death (he died
in Indianapolis, Indiana, aged 64). That same year the AHA established the
Beveridge Award in his memory, through a gift from his wife, Catherine Beveridge
and donations from members.
in Indianapolis, Ind., April 27, 1927; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.
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