John V. Beamer

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John Valentine Beamer (November 17, 1896 – September 8, 1964) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born on a farm in Wabash County, Indiana, Beamer attended the public schools of Roann, Indiana. He graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1918.

World War I[edit]

During the First World War he served in the Field Artillery. He was employed with Service Motor Truck Co., Wabash, Indiana from 1919 to 1921.

Employment/Career[edit]

Following the Great War he was a representative for the Century Company, a school textbook publisher, in New York and Chicago from 1921 to 1928.

  • He later became vice president and general manager of the Wabash Baking Powder Chemical Company from 1928 to 1941.
  • He served as vice president and sales manager, Union Rock Wool Corp. of Wabash, Indiana from 1935 to 1942.

Political career[edit]

He served in the State house of representatives in 1949 and 1950.

Beamer was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1959). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress.

He is, perhaps, best known for the Driver License Compact, a resolution enacted in 1958.

He served as member of the National Selective Service Appeal Board from March 1960 until his resignation on September 1, 1961.

Death[edit]

He died in Anderson, Indiana, September 8, 1964, aged 67 and was interred in Falls Cemetery, Wabash, Indiana.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.