- The Washington Times - Monday, August 1, 2005

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Margaret S. Beall, a member of one of Maryland’s most prominent Republican families whose husband and son both served in the U.S. Senate, died in her sleep July 25 at an assisted-living home in Cumberland. She was 105.

A native of Cumberland, Mrs. Beall was married in 1926 to J. Glenn Beall, a real-estate and insurance broker who served 10 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the first of two Senate terms in 1952.

While her husband was in Congress, Mrs. Beall spent much of her time in Washington, where she took part in activities of the Senate Wives Club.

“She was always active in the Republican women’s clubs,” said one of her sons, George Beall, a former U.S. attorney for Maryland. “She did a gender-specific kind of politicking, which was typical of that era.”

Mrs. Beall knew all the first ladies and “helped make Queen Elizabeth comfortable when she attended a University of Maryland football game in 1957,” her son said.

Mrs. Beall’s husband lost his Senate seat to Democrat Joseph Tydings in 1964, but the couple’s son, J. Glenn Beall Jr., defeated Mr. Tydings six years later to reclaim the seat for Republicans and his family.

Mrs. Beall’s husband died in 1971. She is survived by three sons, J. Glenn Beall Jr., George Beall and Richard Beall; four granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

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