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William Shane Beardsley
Birth: May 13, 1901
Beacon
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1954
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Iowa Governor. After attending pharmacy, he established a successful drugstore in 1922 and raised cattle on his farm in New Virginia, Iowa. He was a member of the Iowa State Senate, (1932-38) and a member of the Iowa House of Representatives, (1947-48). In 1949, he was elected as a Republican the 31st Governor of Iowa and served until his death in a highway auto accident at age 53. During his tenure as Governor, workmen's compensation benefits were increased, the highway patrol was expanded, anti-gambling laws were sanctioned, plus roads, schools and institutions were improved. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Children:
  Billy Beardsley (1919 - 1930)*
  Charlotte Shane Beardsley Stickel (1922 - 2012)*
 
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Burial:
New Virginia Cemetery
New Virginia
Warren County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
Record added: Aug 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15139401
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