Friday, December 29, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 182.
BEEBE, GENERAL CHARLES F., of Portland, was born in New York city, May 28, 1849, and was educated at the Flushing Institute. He entered the employ of Beebe & Brother, tea brokers and in 1874 became a partner. In 1880 he formed, with Henry M. Evans, the firm of Evans & Beebe, cotton brokers. In 1883 he united with Allen M. Sutton & Beebe, and the following year came to Portland to manage the business here of the Sutton & Co. dispatch line of clipper ships. General Beebe’s work, outside his business, has been of a military character, and he has been most influential factor in giving Oregon its present excellent National Guard organization. In 1871 he enlisted in the Seventh Regiment, New York, and served seven years. He was then appointed aid-de-camp on the staff of the Second Brigade. He was promoted finally to the rank of major and brigade inspector on the general staff, with the same rank. He resigned when he came to Portland. In 1886 he helped organized Company K, First Regiment, O. N.G., and was elected lieutenant. A few months later he was elected captain, and following year colonel. He was re-elected in 1891, and in 1895 was appointed brigadier general, commanding all forces in the state.