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. Beall was successfully 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.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Preceded by: Katharine Byron U.S. Congressman, Maryland 6th District 1943 - 1953 Succeeded by: DeWitt S. Hyde Preceded by: Herbert R. O'Conor Class 1 U.S. Senator from Maryland 1953 - 1965 Succeeded by: Joseph D. Tydings