Reasin Beall

Reasin Beall ( born December 3, 1769 Montgomery County, Maryland, † February 20, 1843 in Wooster, Ohio ) was an American politician. In 1813 and 1814 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Reasin Beall was born in Maryland and grew up in Washington County in Pennsylvania. He received only a limited education. Beginning of the 1790s he participated in several Indian campaigns, as a soldier in the U.S. Army. Around the year 1801, he moved to Steubenville in Ohio later. In 1803 he moved to New Lisbon in Columbiana County. He was a colonel in the state militia. He was also employed by the local district court. During the British - American War, he was brigadier general of state militia. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1812, actually John S. Edwards was elected in the then newly established sixth electoral district of Ohio in Congress. But this passed before the beginning of the legislature on March 4, 1813. During the election Beall was due as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on April 20, 1813. He practiced there until his resignation on June 7, 1814. This period was marked by British -American War.

Between 1814 and 1824 Reasin Beall worked for Cadastral Agency in Canton and Wooster. Later he joined, founded in the 1830s Whig party. In February 1840 he was a delegate to the Congress and in the autumn of that year he was one of the electors who formally chose William Henry Harrison as U.S. president. He died on February 20, 1843 in Wooster, where he was also buried.