J. Glenn Beall Jr., a prominent Republican officeholder and successful insurance agent, died at the age of 78.
Beall served in the Maryland House of Delegates and the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1970, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, and then was defeated for reelection to that post by Paul Sarbanes.
He ran but lost a race for governor in 1978.
His family’s insurance agency, Beall Garner Screen & Geare Inc., was one of the country’s largest privately owned insurance agencies prior to it being sold to Century Business Systems (CBIZ).
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. After the war, he graduated from Yale University with an economics degree.
His father, James Glenn Beall, was also a congressman and senator from Maryland.
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