Jackson Edward Betts
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 8th district
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1973
|Preceded by||Frederick Cleveland Smith|
|Succeeded by||Walter E. Powell|
|Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives|
January 1, 1945 – January 5, 1947
|Preceded by||William M. McCulloch|
|Succeeded by||C. William O'Neill|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
|Born||May 26, 1904|
|Died||August 13, 1993 (aged 89)|
|Alma mater||Kenyon College|
Yale Law School
Jackson Edward Betts (May 26, 1904 – August 13, 1993) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio from 1951 to 1973. He also served as Speaker of the House in the Ohio Legislature.
Early life and career
Jackson Edward Betts was born in Findlay, Ohio. He graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 1926, and from Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1929. He was admitted to the bar in 1930, and commenced the practice of law in Findlay, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Hancock County, Ohio, from 1933 to 1937.
He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1937 to 1947, serving as speaker in 1945 and 1946.
Betts was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate in 1972 for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress. He was a part-time teacher at Findlay College from 1973 to 1983 and acting judge of Findlay Municipal Court from 1981 to 1989. He was a resident of Findlay, Ohio, until his death there on August 13, 1993. Betts voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964, and 1968, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
He died in 1993 in Findlay, Ohio at the age of 89.
- "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.
- "HR 8601. PASSAGE".
- "H.R. 7152. PASSAGE".
- "TO PASS H.R. 2516, A BILL TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR INTERFERENCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS. INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON ENGAGED IN ONE OF THE 8 ACTIVITIES PROTECTED UNDER THIS BILL MUST BE RACIALLY MOTIVATED TO INCUR THE BILL'S PENALTIES".
- "TO PASS H.R. 6400, THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT".
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Frederick C. Smith
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district
Walter E. Powell