Woodrow W. Bean

Woodrow Wilson Bean

Full Name: Woodrow Wilson Bean, Sr.
Date of birth: August 28, 1917
Date of death: July 13, 1985

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 89-2 Jan 31, 1950 - Jan 9, 1951 51st (1)   Democrat Ysleta / El Paso   El Paso
H 90 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Ysleta / El Paso   Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth
H 90-F Jan 14, 1941 - Oct 3, 1941 47th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Sierra Blanca / Hudspeth   Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth

(1) Woodrow W. Bean, in special election 11/8/1949, sworn 1/31/1950, succeeded William S. Jameson, resigned 9/19/1949. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) "Herald-Post Returns of El Paso County," "Campbell Winner in Special Election," 7/27/1942, p. 7. "Joe Campbell, Lower Valley farmer, will represent the 90th district comprising El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson counties if Governor Stevenson calls a special session of the Texas Legislature before the first of the year." El Paso Herald Post.
(3) "Special Election Is Ordered," 7/3/1942. El Paso Herald Post.
(4) Joe Campbell, in special election 7/25/1942, succeeded Woodrow W. Bean, resigned 10/3/1941. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • BEAN, WOODROW WILSON, SR. (1917-1985). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary and photos, Judge Woodrow Wilson Bean, Sr., "Judge Woodrow Bean - 1917-1985; 'Never a dull moment': Woodrow Bean's Storied Life is Over," Hudspeth County Herald and Dell Valley Review (Dell City, Texas), 7/19/1985, pp. 1, 7, reprinted from El Paso Times. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Memorial, May 1986, p. 516. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, First Lieutenant. "Rep. Woodrow Bean of El Paso is the first member of the Legislature to report for active military duty as a result of the Korean war. Bean, a first lieutenant in the Marine Reserve, announced Saturday he had reported for active duty." "First Legislator Gets His War Call," 8/6/1950. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain, World War II. Military grave marker, Woodrow Wilson Bean, birth date 8/28/1917, death date 7/13/1985, burial in Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso County. Find a Grave.
  • United States Marine Corps, Private and First Lieutenant, World War II; United States Marine Corps Reserve, First Lieutenant, Korean War. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • United States Marine Corps, First Lieutenant. "During the 1940s, Bean shuttled back and forth between the Texas Legislature and the Marine Corps. He was discharged as a first lieutenant in 1946 but was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict." Obituary, Hudspeth County Herald and Dell Valley Review (Dell City, Texas), 7/19/1985, pp. 1, 7, reprinted from El Paso Times. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

51st R.S. - 1949
Appropriations  
Claims and Accounts  
Contingent Expenses  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Public Health  
50th R.S. - 1947
Appropriations  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
Liquor Regulation  
Public Lands and Buildings  
47th R.S. - 1941
Appropriations  
Commerce and Manufacturers  
Equipment in Hall of House (Desks and Chairs), Special  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Public Lands and Buildings  

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