Biography of Arthur S. Beck
North Central Ohio Biographies

Arthur Sheridan Beck, who is serving as auditor of Richland County, is numbered among the popular public officials of North Central Ohio. He was born at Mansfield, Sept. 17, 1886, the son of Charles and Della May (Hughes) Beck.

Charles Beck has always lived in Mansfield. As a young man he learned the blacksmith and tool dressing trade, and remained in the employ of Aultman Taylor Company for a period of forty years. He is now foreman in the shop of the Hughes Keenan Company, Mansfield. Mr. Beck is a Democrat, a member of the First Christian Church and Knights of Pythias. His wife was born in Washington Township, Richland County, Ohio, and died in 1924. She is buried at Mansfield. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Beck: Arthur Sheridan, the subject of this sketch ; and Ruth, married Carl Kahl, lives at Mansfield.

Arthur Sheridan Beck attended the public schools of Mansfield and attended Ohio Business College after his graduation from Mansfield High School in 1905. He was employed by the Ohio Brass Company until 1909, at which time he was employed in the office of the auditor of Richland County. He served as deputy auditor until Feb. 1, 1927, and at that time was appointed auditor to fill the unexpired term of John A. Howard. He was elected in November, 1928, for the balance of the term expiring in March, 1931.

Mr. Beck was married in 1912 to Miss Mabel Stotts, a native of Richland County. Mr. and Mrs. Beck have a son, Charles, born in 1918.

Politically, Mr. Beck is a Democrat. He holds membership in the First Christian Church and belongs to the Chamber of Commerce. He has the following lodge affiliations: Venus Lodge, No. 152, Free and Accepted Masons; Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28; Mansfield Council, R. and S. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, District of Ohio ; Baku Grotto, M. O. V. P. E. R.; and Knights of Pythias.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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