William Beach

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William Beach (c. 1815 Auburn, Cayuga County, New York – March 14, 1860 Albany, New York) was an American politician from New York.


He was the son of Assemblyman John H. Beach (1783–1839) who came in 1809 from Connecticut to Auburn, and established there a sawmill, a gristmill and a linseed oil mill.

William Beach graduated from Yale College in 1836. Then he studied law, but abandoned this after the death of his father. He engaged instead in the milling business in Port Byron, New York. Later he entered politics and returned to Auburn.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (24th D.) from 1850 to 1853, sitting in the 73rd, 74th, 75th and 76th New York State Legislatures.

He died at the Delavan House in Albany, and was buried at the Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.

His brother John C. Beach (d. 1856) was a law partner of William H. Seward.


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
William J. Cornwell
New York State Senate
24th District

Succeeded by
William Clark