William Beatty (Pennsylvania politician)

William Beatty (1787 – April 12, 1851) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

William Beatty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Preceded bySamuel S. Harrison
Succeeded byWilliam Jack
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born1787 (1787)
Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Kingdom of Ireland
DiedApril 12, 1851(1851-04-12) (aged 63–64)
Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

William Beatty was born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone in the Kingdom of Ireland in 1787. He immigrated to the United States in 1807 and settled in Butler, Pennsylvania. He was a sergeant in Captain Thompson's company in the War of 1812. He served as sheriff of Butler County, Pennsylvania, from 1823 to 1826.

Beatty was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1840 to 1842. He appointed deputy sheriff of Butler County and died in Butler in 1851. Interment in the Old Butler Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "William Beatty (id: B000284)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by