Jackson Edward Betts

Jackson Edward Betts ( born May 26, 1904 in Findlay, Ohio; † August 13, 1993 ) was an American politician. Between 1951 and 1973 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jackson Betts attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1926, the Kenyon College in Gambier. After a subsequent law degree from Yale University and his 1930 was admitted to the bar he began in Findlay to work in this profession. Between 1933 and 1937 he was a prosecutor in Hancock County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1937 and 1947 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; in the years 1945 and 1946 he was its president.

In the congressional elections of 1950, Betts was in the eighth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Frederick Cleveland Smith on January 3, 1951. After ten re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1973 eleven legislative periods. In this time were, among others, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and domestic politics, the civil rights movement. In 1972 he gave up another candidacy.

Between 1973 and 1983, Jackson Betts worked as a part-time teacher at Findlay College. From 1981 to 1989 he was judge of the Municipal Court of Findlay. In this city he is on August 13, 1993, died.