John V. Beamer
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John V. Beamer
John Valentine Beamer
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John V. Beamer, Indiana Congressman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th district

January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1959
John R. Walsh
J. Edward Roush
Personal details
Born(1896-11-17)November 17, 1896
Wabash County, Indiana, U.S.
DiedSeptember 8, 1964(1964-09-08) (aged 67)
Anderson, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeFalls Cemetery, Wabash, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

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's father and maternal grandparents were German immigrants.[1] He attended the public schools of Roann, Indiana and graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1918.

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 First World 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). Beamer did not vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1957.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress.

His name was given to the Beamer Resolution enacted on August 20, 1958, which automatically gave states permission to form compacts in the areas of traffic safety under the Driver License Compact.

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


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


  • United States Congress. "John V. Beamer (id: B000276)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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