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Biography of J. Adam Bede


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Bede, J. Adam. Ex-congressman, journalist. Born in Lorain County, OH, 1856. Educated in Ohio public schools. Learned printer's trade, taught school, did work as reporter on newspapers in the west and south. Originally Republican, but supported Cleveland in 1888 and 1892. Appointed United States Marshal for district of Minnesota, but resigned within a year. Returned to Republican Party on financial issue in 1896; campaigned in several states, 1896, 1898, 1900; member of Congress, 1903-09.