Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah


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Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah

(bĕv`ərĭj), 1862–1927, U.S. Senator from Indiana (1899–1911) and historian, b. Highland co., Ohio. He was admitted to the bar (1887) and practiced law (1887–99) in Indianapolis. As a Republican Senator, he supported the policies of Theodore Roosevelt. With other InsurgentsInsurgents,
in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpatters controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariff and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. Cannon.
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 he opposed the Payne-Aldrich Tariff ActPayne-Aldrich Tariff Act,
1909, passed by the U.S. Congress. It was the first change in tariff laws since the Dingley Act of 1897; the issue had been ignored by President Theodore Roosevelt.
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 (1909) and was defeated for reelection (1910). He became (1912) an organizer of the Progressive partyProgressive party,
in U.S. history, the name of three political organizations, active, respectively, in the presidential elections of 1912, 1924, and 1948. Election of 1912
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, ran (1912) for governor of Indiana on the party's ticket, and lost. Thereafter he devoted himself principally to writing history. His thorough, sober lives of John Marshall (4 vol., 1916–19) and Abraham Lincoln (unfinished; 2 vol., 1928) are outstanding.

Bibliography

See his Russian Advance (1903, repr. 1970); biography by J. Braeman (1971); C. Bowers, Beveridge and the Progressive Era (1932).