Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 70.
BEEKMAN, B. B. [Editor inserted: Benjaman B. Beekman], of Portland, was born in Jacksonville, Oregon, August 3, 1863, and was educated at the public school and the University of Oregon, from which he graduated in 1884. He was then elected a tutor at the university, but a year later resigned, and in 1886 entered the law department of Yale College. He graduated I 1888 and was admitted to the bar in Connecticut. In 1889 he located to Portland, and in 1893 became a member of the firm Watson, Beekman & Watson. Mr. Beekman takes an active interest in politics on the broad principles of the duty of an American citizen, and not as a spoils politician. He stumped the state I 1890. In 1892 he was chosen vice-president of the Republican League of Oregon, and in 1894 was elected to president. Under his administration the league grew from a feeble organization of a few clubs to the powerful working body it is today. At the last meeting he declined re-election on the ground that such honors should not be absorbed by one individual.