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James Glenn Beall

In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1965
Preceded by Herbert R. O'Conor
Succeeded by Joseph Tydings

Born June 5, 1894
Frostburg, Maryland
Died January 14, 1971
Frostburg, Maryland
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Alma mater Gettysburg College
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1918–1919
Unit Ordnance Corps
Battles/wars World War I

James Glenn Beall (June 5, 1894 – January 14, 1971) was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1953–1965. He was also a United States Congressman, representing the sixth district of Maryland from 1943–1953.


Beall was born in Frostburg, Maryland, and attended the public schools and later Gettysburg College. During the First World War, Beall served in the Ordnance Corps of the United States Army from 1918–1919. After being discharged as a sergeant, he engaged in the insurance and real-estate business.

Following the insurance business, Beall became a member of the Allegany County Road Commission in 1923. He resigned in 1930 to serve a term in the State senate, from 1930–1934. Beall went on to be a member and chairman of the Maryland State Road Commission from 1938–1939.

Beall was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from 1943–1953. He was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican in 1952, and was reelected in 1958.

In the 1964 election, Beall lost his bid for re-election to Democratic candidate Joseph D. Tydings. He later returned to Frostburg and resumed his insurance business.

James Glenn Beall died in Frostburg and is buried in the Frostburg Memorial Park. His son, John Glenn Beall, Jr., later became a senator from Maryland.

See also


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Katharine Byron
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 6th congressional district

1943 – 1953
Succeeded by
DeWitt S. Hyde
United States Senate
Preceded by
Herbert R. O'Conor
United States Senator (Class 1) from Maryland
1953 – 1965
Served alongside: John M. Butler, Daniel B. Brewster
Succeeded by
Joseph D. Tydings


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