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Jackson Edward BETTS

(1904-1993)

BETTS, Jackson Edward, a Representative from Ohio; born in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, May 26, 1904; attended the public schools of Findlay, Ohio; graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1926, and from Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn., in 1929; was admitted to the bar in 1930, and commenced the practice of law in Findlay, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Hancock County, Ohio, 1933-1937; member of the State house of representatives 1937-1947, serving as speaker in 1945 and 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate in 1972 for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress; part-time teacher at Findlay College, 1973-1983; acting judge, Findlay Municipal Court, 1981 to 1989; was a resident of Findlay, Ohio, until his death there on August 13, 1993.

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

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