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John Valentine BEAMER

(1896-1964)

BEAMER, John Valentine, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm in Wabash County, Ind., November 17, 1896; attended the public schools of Roann, Ind.; was graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1918; during the First World War served in the Field Artillery; employed with Service Motor Truck Co., Wabash, Ind., 1919-1921; representative for the Century Co., school textbook publisher, New York and Chicago, 1921-1928; vice president and general manager, Wabash (Ind.) Baking Powder & Chemical Co., 1928-1941; vice president and sales manager, Union Rock Wool Corp., Wabash, Ind., 1935-1942; owner and operator of a farm near Wabash, Ind.; served in the State house of representatives in 1949 and 1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; member of the National Selective Service Appeal Board from March 1960 until his resignation September 1, 1961; died in Anderson, Ind., September 8, 1964; interment in Falls Cemetery, Wabash, Ind.

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

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