Jacob A. Beidler

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Jacob Atlee Beidler
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1907
Preceded by Fremont O. Phillips
Succeeded by L. Paul Howland
Personal details
Born (1852-11-02)November 2, 1852
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Died August 13, 1912(1912-08-13) (aged 59)
Willoughby, Ohio
Resting place Lake View Cemetery
Political party Republican

Jacob Atlee Beidler (November 2, 1852 – September 13, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Beidler attended the country schools, and Locke's Seminary, Norristown, Pennsylvania. He moved to Ohio and settled in Willoughby in Lake County in 1873. He engaged in business as a coal dealer and later as an operator.

Beidler was elected a member of the city council of Willoughby in 1881. He moved to his farm, "Belle Vernon," near Willoughby, in 1881 and engaged in raising dairy cattle. He served as president of the Belle Vernon-Mapes Dairy Co.. He served as vice president of the Cleveland, Painesville & Eastern Railroad Co. Presidential elector in 1896 for McKinley/Hobart.[1]

Beidler was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1907). Owing to ill health he declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress. He resumed his former business activities. He served as president of the Rhodes & Beidler Coal Co. He served as member of the State board of agriculture. He died at "Belle Vernon," near Willoughby, Ohio, September 13, 1912. He was interred in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.


  1. Taylor 1899 : vol. 2, 136

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fremont O. Phillips
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
L. Paul Howland