John Beatty

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"(December 16, 1828 -- December 21, 1914) John Beatty was a(n) banker, conductor of a bank, soldier, general, organizer of a bank, president of a bank, member of a board of charities, and American politician. He was born close to Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. Beatty conducted a bank in Cardington, Morrow County, Ohio; organized the Citizens Savings Bank, served as the Citizens Savings Bank President (1873-1903), unsuccessful Republican governor (1882), and member of the State board of charities (1886 and 1887). John served in the Civil War as a private in 3rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, appointed lieutenant colonel (1861), promoted to colonel (1862), commanded a regiment at Perryville and a brigade at Stone river, brigadier general (1863), and commanded a brigade at Tullahoma, Chickamauga, and Marion Ridge. Beatty was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Cornelius Hamilton. He was reelected to the 41st and 42nd Congresses (February 5, 1868 - March 3, 1873) and served as chairman on the Committee on Enrolled Bills (41st Congress) and on the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (41st Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Ohio Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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