Campaign postcard, 1960-1970, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BETTS, Jackson Edward (1904-1993)

BETTS, JACKSON EDWARD, a Representative from Ohio; born in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, May 26, 1904; attended the public schools of Findlay, Ohio; graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1926, and from Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn., in 1929; was admitted to the bar in 1930, and commenced the practice of law in Findlay, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Hancock County, Ohio, 1933-1937; member of the State house of representatives 1937-1947, serving as speaker in 1945 and 1946; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate in 1972 for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress; part-time teacher at Findlay College, 1973-1983; acting judge, Findlay Municipal Court, 1981 to 1989; was a resident of Findlay, Ohio, until his death there on August 13, 1993; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Ohio.

Findlay College
Special Collections, Shafer Library
Findlay, OH
Papers: 1951-1972, 60 boxes.
The congressional papers of Jackson Betts contain correspondence, and papers documenting legislative, governmental and political affairs. An unpublished inventory is available in the library. The collection is open to investigators under restrictions accepted by the library.