Frederick Converse Beach

Frederick Converse Beach (March 27, 1848 – June 18, 1918), son of Alfred Ely Beach, was editor of the magazine Scientific American and of the new Encyclopedia Americana in the early 1900s, and an inventor of a photolithographic process.[1]

Frederick Converse Beach
Born(1848-03-27)March 27, 1848
DiedJune 18, 1918(1918-06-18) (aged 70)
Parent(s)Alfred Ely Beach
RelativesMoses Yale Beach, grandfather


He was born on March 27, 1848, in Brooklyn, New York to Alfred Ely Beach. He graduated from Yale's Sheffield Scientific School in 1868.

In 1896 he became a director of the Scientific American. In 1889 he was the editor of American Photography. From 1902 he was editor in chief of the Encyclopedia Americana.

He died on June 18, 1918, in Stamford, Connecticut.


  1. "Frederick C. Beach Dies in his 71st Year. Editor in Chief of Encyclopaedia Americana and Inventor of Photolithic Process". New York Times. June 9, 1918. Retrieved 2008-07-15. Mr. Beach was a son of Alfred Ely Beach, the founder of The Scientific American. Born in New York City March 27, 1845, Mr. Beach was graduated from ...
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