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The New International Encyclopædia/Beaver, James Addams

BEAVER, James Addams (1837—). An American soldier and politician, born at Millerstown, Pa. He graduated at Jefferson College (Canonsburg, Pa.), in 1856, and practiced law from 1859 to 1861. From 1861 to 1864 he served in the Federal Army, and in the latter year was mustered out with the rank of brevet brigadier-general. He was major-general of the Pennsylvania National Guard until 1887, and from 1887 to 1891 was Governor of the State. He was a delegate to the National Republican Convention of 1880, and in 1898 was appointed a member of the President's commission for the investigation of the War Department.