Representative M. W. (Jack) Beaman View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 1/9/1998
Birth Place: Hopeville
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 72 (1987) - 75 (1993)
Home County: Clarke
M. W. (Jack) Beaman
Clarke County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Jack Beaman, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Mr. Beaman was born February 18, 1924, in Hopeville, Iowa. He was an Army veteran of World War II who was awarded two Battle Stars, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a former assistant chief of the Iowa Highway Patrol, founder of the KJJC Radio in Osceola and president and CEO of Helco Manufacturing in Murray.

Mr. Beaman was a member of Davis Pence American Legion Post, Evening Star Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Temple in Des Moines and Osceola Rotary.

He served as a member of the Republican Party during the 72nd, 73rd, 74th and 75th General Assemblies. The years of 1987-1994.

He passed away, Thursday, January 9, 1998 at Iowa Methodist Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines. He is survived by three daughters, Jackie Hoffa of Cumming, Cindy Hamilton of Indianola, and Jodi Beaman of West Des Moines; a brother, Lloyd of Highland, Kansas; six sisters, Lucille Franck of Ankeny, Betty McMurphy of Garden Grove, Susie Backer, Louise Simms and Alice Jenkins all of Hiawatha, Kansas; and Elma McKay of Highland, Kansas; and six grandchildren.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Jack Beaman, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.