John V. Beamer
World War I
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.
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.
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.
- A film clip "Longines Chronoscope with Rep. John V. Beamer (March 10, 1952)" is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
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