Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Beck, James Montgomery

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BECK, JAMES MONTGOMERY, an American lawyer and publicist, born in Philadelphia in 1861. He graduated from Moravian College in 1880. In 1884 he was admitted to the bar. From 1896 to 1900 he was United States attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and from 1900 to 1903 was assistant attorney-general of the United States. At the outbreak of the World War he took a strong stand against Germany and wrote much and delivered many addresses to show Germany's responsibility. He delivered many orations on notable occasions on various subjects. He wrote “The Evidence in the Case” (1914); “War and Humanity” (1916).