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Beedy, Carroll

(1880-1947) a U.S. Representative was born in Phillips on August 3, 1880. He attended the public schools of Lewiston, was graduated from Bates College in 1903, and from the law department of Yale University in 1906.

Carroll Lynwood Beedy was admitted to the bar in 1907 and began his practice in Portland. He served as prosecuting attorney of Cumberland County 1917-1921, then was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1935).

In Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Mileage (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses), the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (Sixty-ninth Congress), and the Committee on Elections No. 1 (Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses).

Beedy was unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934. He engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there on August 30, 1947, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland.

Additional resources

Merrill Family. Merrill family Correspondence, 1887-1960. A collection of letters to and from the Merrill family of Skowhegan, including some regardng Carroll Beedy. [Orono. University of Maine. Raymond H. Fogler Library. Special Collections.]

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