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Woodrow Wilson Bean

Woodrow Wilson Bean
Full Name: Woodrow Wilson Bean
Birth date: August 28, 1917
Death date: July 13, 1985

Terms of Service

  • House, 51st (3) Legislature
    1/31/1950 - 1/9/1951
  • House, 50th Legislature
    1/14/1947 - 1/11/1949
  • House, 47th (1) (2) (4) Legislature
    1/14/1941 - 10/3/1941
(1) "Special Election Is Ordered," 7/3/1942. El Paso Herald Post .
(2) "Herald-Post Returns of El Paso County," "Campbell Winner in Special Election," 7/27/1942, p. 7. El Paso Herald Post .
(3) 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.
(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

Selected Newspaper articles


Other Resources

  • 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, 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, "'Never a dull moment': Woodrow Bean's Storied Life is Over," 7/14/1985. El Paso Times .
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain, World War II. Military grave marker, Woodrow Wilson Bean. Find a Grave .
  • Woodrow Wilson Bean, birth date 8/28/1917, death date 7/13/1985, interment in Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso. 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 .
  • BEAN, WOODROW WILSON, SR. (1917-1985). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Memorial, May 1986, p. 516. Texas Bar Journal .
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