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Ralph Frederick Beermann
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Lawrence Brock
Succeeded by David T. Martin
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
Preceded by Phillip Hart Weaver
Succeeded by Clair Armstrong Callan
Personal details
Born August 13, 1912
Dakota City, Nebraska
Died February 17, 1977 (aged 64)
Sioux City, Iowa
Spouse(s) Marjorie Beermann
Alma mater Morningside College
Profession Farmer, Cattleman, Politician
Religion Lutheran

Ralph Frederick Beermann (August 13, 1912 – February 17, 1977) was a Nebraska Republican politician and United States Representative for Nebraska.


Born near Dakota City, Nebraska, United States, Beermann graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and then attended various Army specialist schools. His wife was Marjorie Beerman.


During World War II Beermann served in the African-European Theaters in the United States Army as part of the 601st Ordnance Battalion and the 301st Ordnance Regiment. After the war he partnered with his six brothers (the Beermann Brothers) in farming, alfalfa dehydrating and cattle raising in Dakota County, Nebraska.[1]

Beermann served as chairman of the Dakota County Republican Central Committee for ten years and organized the Dakota County Young Republicans. He was elected to serve the 3rd district of Nebraska in the Eighty-seventh United States Congress from January 3, 1961 to January 3, 1963; and served the 1st district in the Eighty-eighth United States Congress from January 3, 1963 to January 3, 1965.[2] He did not win reelection in 1964. After leaving Congress, Beermann returned to his business pursuits, but from 1972-1977 he served on the board of the Nebraska Public Power District.


Beermann died in a plane crash when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed at Sioux City Municipal Airport in Iowa on February 17, 1977 (age 64 years, 188 days). He is interred at the Dakota City Cemetery. He was a member of the Lutheran church and a member of the Farm Bureau, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Kiwanis.[3] Beermann was survived by his wife, Marjorie, and four brothers.[4]


  1. "Ralph F. Beermann". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. "Ralph F. Beermann". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. "Ralph F. Beermann". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. "Ralph F. Beermann". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

External links

  1. "Beermann, Ralph Frederick". Retrieved January 28, 2006. 
  2. "Beermann, Ralph Frederick". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 28, 2006. 
  • This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard". 
  •  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website
  • Ralph Frederick Beermann papers at the Nebraska State Historical Society
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lawrence Brock (D)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district

January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963
Succeeded by
David T. Martin (R)
Preceded by
Phillip Hart Weaver (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st congressional district

January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
Succeeded by
Clair Armstrong Callan (D)

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