Carroll L. Beedy

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Carroll L. Beedy.

Carroll Lynwood Beedy (August 3, 1880 – August 30, 1947) was a U.S. Representative from Maine from 1921 to 1935.

He was born in Phillips, Franklin County, Maine, on August 3, 1880, he attended the public schools of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine and graduated from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, in 1903 and from the law department of Yale University in 1906. He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Portland, Maine, he became the prosecuting attorney of Cumberland County from 1917-1921. In the Republican primary prior to the election, Beedy defeated Mayor of Portland Charles Bailey Clarke by 19 votes,[1] he was subsequently elected to the 67th and the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 - January 3, 1935). He was also chairman of the Committee on Mileage (68th and 69th Congresses), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (69th Congress), Committee on Elections No. 1 (70th and 71st Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the 74th Congress, he then practiced in law in Washington, D.C., until his death there August 30, 1947. Beedy was an active Freemason,[2] he was interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "BEEDY, Carroll Lynwood (id: B000307)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


  1. ^ Parkhurst Wins in Maine The New York Times, June 22, 1921
  2. ^ 10,000 Famous Freemasons from A to J Part One By William R. Denslow, Harry S. Truman Contributor Harry S. Truman Published by Kessinger Publishing, 2004 ISBN 1-4179-7578-4, ISBN 978-1-4179-7578-5
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Louis B. Goodall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1921 – January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
Simon M. Hamlin