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John W.E.H. Beck

J.W.E.H. Beck
Full Name: John W. E. H. Beck
Birth date: March 24, 1878
Death date: November 28, 1941

Terms of Service

(1) "Beck Resigns Senate Post," 3/25/1936. Dateline 3/24/1936, "Dr. J.W.E.H. Beck of DeKalb resigned today as senator from the Texarkana district. . ." Galveston Daily News .
(2) In Senate, E. Harold Beck, in special election 4/18/1936, sworn 9/28/1936, succeeded John W. E. H. Beck, resigned after 2nd C.S. In House, George H. Harper, sworn 9/28/1936, succeeded E. Harold Beck, resigned 3/25/1936. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 42nd Legislature - 1/13/1931, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(4) 44th Legislature - 1/8/1935, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(5) 41st Legislature - 1/8/1929, p. 1, listed in "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal .
(6) 43rd Legislature - 1/10/1933, pp. 1-2, listed in "Roll Call of New Senators" and "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 48th Legislature, R.S., SR 72, 4/12/1943, p. 655. Birth date 3/24/1878 in Dahlonega, Georgia, death date 11/28/1941 in Denver, Colorado. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • United States Army, Spanish-American War and World War I. "On June 1, 1898, he enlisted as a private in the Spanish-American War, being a member of Company E, Third Georgia Regiment. During World War I, he was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Medical Corps, and was stationed at Camp Greenleaf, Georgia. He was honorably discharged from this service on June 29, 1919. On June 3, 1923, he entered the military service of the Texas National Guard, and was commissioned a Captain in the Medical Corps. He was later promoted to Major, and on May 31, 1928, was made Lieutenant Colonel. On October 21, 1940, Colonel Beck was inducted into active federal service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps for the State of Texas. By act of the President he was promoted to Colonel in the Medical Corps, United States Army, on June 19, 1941." 48th Legislature, R.S., SR 72, 4/12/1943, p. 655. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • John W.E.H. Beck, birth date unknown, death date 11/28/1941, Colonel, Medical Corps, interment in Woodmen Cemetery, De Kalb, Bowie County. Find a Grave .
  • John W.E.H. Beck. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Beck, J.W.E.H., Special Rangers, Call Number 401-68. Enlistment, Oath of Service and Description, Department of Public Safety, Texas Ranger Division, J.W.E.H. Beck, rank of Surgeon, born in Dehlonega, Georgia, age 59 years, physician, 5/3/1937. Includes letter from Dr. J.W.E.H. Beck "as a Lieutenant Colonel of the National Guard and Director of Maternal and Child Health of the State Department of Health," and "surgeon to the Rangers," to the Department of Public Safety 4/6/1937, regarding railroad passes. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935 .
  • Texas National Guard, United States Army. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country 2017.
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