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James Madison Hite Beale
Member From: 1818 - 1819
- Birth Date: February 7, 1786 Birth Place:Mt Airy, Dunsmore County (later Shenandoah County), Virginia
- Death Date: August 2, 1866
- Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
- Spouse: Mary Casey Steenbergen (1790-1863, m. October 3, 1806)
- Children: Charles Taverner Beale; Elizabeth Ann Beale; Mary Caroline Beale; Katherine Maria Beale; James Beale; William S. Beale (1824-1850)
- Military Service:
- Occupation/Profession: agricultural pursuits
- Additional Info: His father, Taverner Beale, Jr. was a member of the House of Delegates during the 1782 Session(s) representing Shenandoah County
- Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices:
• Ran for the U.S. House of Representatives six (6) times – won four(4), lost two(2)
• 1823 – age 37 - was one of five candidates in District 21. Beale ran as Democrat-Republican received 937 votes (33.49%) – LOST
• 1833 – age 47 - was one of three candidates in District 16.
o Ran as Jacksonian Democrat, received 1,638 votes (56.23%) – WON
o Served in 23rd Congress (1833-1835)
• 1835 – age 49 ran for re-election in District 16; one of two candidates
o Ran for re-election as a Jacksonian Democrat and received 1,885 votes (92.45%) – WON
o Served in 24th Congress (1835-1837)
Served as chairman of the Committee on Invalid Pensions
• 1841 – age 55 ran as one of four candidates in District 16.
o No party affiliation.
o Received 572 votes (19.52%) – LOST
• 1849 – age 63 - ran as one of two candidates in District 14.
o Ran as U.S. Democrat. Received 4,310 votes (51.29%) – WON
o Served in 31st Congress (1849-1851)
Served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings
• 1851 – age 65 - ran as one of two candidates in District 14.
o Ran as U.S. Democrat. Received 4,012 votes (58.78%) - WON
o Served in 32nd Congress (1851-1853)
Served as chairman of the Committee on Manufactures
• 1852 – age 66 - declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852.
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