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James Andrew (Jack) BEALL

(1866-1929)

BEALL, James Andrew (Jack), a Representative from Texas; born on a farm near Midlothian, Ellis County, Tex., October 25, 1866; attended the country schools; taught school in 1884 and 1885; was graduated from the law department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1890; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex.; member of the State house of representatives 1892-1895; served in the State senate 1895-1899; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1915); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Sixty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; moved to Dallas, Tex., in 1914 and resumed the practice of law; also engaged in banking; served as president of the Texas Electric Railway Co., from 1921 until his death in Dallas, Tex., on February 12, 1929; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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