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John V. Beamer

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

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

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

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

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

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John R. Walsh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th congressional district

1951-1959
Succeeded by
J. Edward Roush

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