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James Glenn BEALL

(1894-1971)
Senate Years of Service:
1953-1965
Party:
Republican

BEALL, James Glenn, (father of John Glenn Beall, Jr.), a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Frostburg, Allegany County, Md., June 5, 1894; attended the public schools and Gettysburg College; during the First World War served in the Ordnance Corps, United States Army 1918-1919, being discharged as a sergeant; engaged in the insurance and real-estate business; member of the Allegany County Road Commission 1923-1930; member, State senate 1930-1934; member and chairman of the Maryland State Road Commission 1938-1939; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for reelection in 1952; elected to the United States Senate as a Republican in 1952, reelected in 1958 and served from January 3, 1953, to January 3, 1965; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964; returned to Frostburg, Md., and resumed his insurance business; died in Frostburg, Md., January 14, 1971; interment in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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