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October 6, 1862 - April 27, 1927

ALBERT JEREMIAH BEVERIDGE was born near Sugar Tree Ridge, Concord Township, Highland County, Ohio, October 6, 1862.  He attended "common schools" and matriculated at Indiana Asbury University in 1881, where he pledged Deke.  His son, Albert J. Beveridge, Jr., also attended DePauw and was a member of Psi Phi Deke's Class of 1932.  

After graduation in 1885, Beveridge studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1887, and commenced practice in Indianapolis.  He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 17, 1899, reelected in 1905, and served from March 1899 until March 1911.  His bid for re-election in 1910 was unsuccessful.

 Beveridge returned to Indianapolis and engaged in literary and historical pursuits.  He was chairman of the National Progressive Convention at Chicago in 1912 and that same year ran unsuccessfully for Indiana governor on the Progressive ticket.  In 1914 he mounted an unsuccessful campaign as a Progressive, and again in 1922 as a Republican, for re-election to the United States Senate.  

Following his political career, Beveridge gained notoriety as a historian and author.  In 1920, he received the Pulitzer Prize for The Life of John Marshall, his four-volume biography of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall, published in 1916 by Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company. 


Beveridge authored 11 other books, in addition to the biography of Marshall.  They include: 

The Russian Advance

      Published 1903 by Harper & Brothers, New York.

The Bible as Good Reading

      Published 1907 by Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Co.

Americans of To-Day and To-Morrow

      Published 1908 by Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Co.

Work and Habits

      Published 1908 by Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Co.

The Meaning of the Times, and Other Speeches

      Published 1908.

Pass Prosperity Around: Speech of Albert J. Beveridge, Temporary Chairman of Progressive National Convention

      Published 1912 by New York Progressive Party

The Young Man and the World

      Published 1913 by D. Appleton, New York.

What is Back of the War

      Published 1915 by Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis.

The State Of The Nation

     Published 1924 by Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis.

The Art of Public Speaking

      Published 1924.

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858

      Published 1928 by Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston.

Beveridge died in Indianapolis April 27, 1927 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.



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