Member Biography

Cyrus William Beales 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1917-1918       33 Republican
1919-1920       33 Republican

COUNTIES: Adams, Franklin  


12/16/1877 - 11/14/1927

Cyrus William Beales (R33) Adams and Franklin Counties 1917-1920 

Early Life:

Cyrus William Beales, born December 16, 1877, farm, York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania; son of Charles W. and Sarah Catharine “Sallie” Naylor Beales; age thirteen, upon the death of his father, he took over the operation of his father’s farm; Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, pharmaceutical department, 1899; pharmacist, York Springs; moved, Gettysburg; appointed, Adams County mercantile appraiser; married, Elverta Mae Sentz Beales, 1901, children, Charles Anthony Beales, William Augustus Beales, Helen Louise Beales Hetzel, Marian Winifred Beales Myers, Kathryn Mae Beales Wentz, Margaret Anna Beales Patterson; clerk, Adams County Commissioners, 1904-1905; engaged, drug, banking, manufacturing, printing businesses; postmaster of Gettysburg, 1910-1914; elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Sixty-fourth Congress, 1914-1916; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1917-1920; engaged, pharmacy, death; died, November 14, 1927 (age 50), suddenly at home, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania; interment, family plot, Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Appointed, Adams County mercantile appraiser.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Adams and Franklin Counties, 1917-1920; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, City Passenger Railways, Corporations Game and Fisheries, Insurance, Pensions and Gratuities (Chairman), Public Grounds and Buildings, Public Roads and Highways, Railroads. 

Continued Government Service/National Politics

Elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Sixty-fourth Congress, 1914-1916. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1920). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1119, 1130, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1096.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, November 16, 1927, page 1.

Cyrus William Beales (1877-1927) - Find a Grave Memorial



Congressional Biography

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Cyrus William Beales  went on to serve in congress