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Mayor Harry Beverly

(1987 - 1991)


Harry Beverly was born in Shepherd, Texas, on September 11, 1923.

He attended Sam Houston State Teacher's College where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Education. He received his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Houston.

Mr. Beverly served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.

Mr. Beverly was employed by the Sweeny Independent School District for 35 years as a coach and then as the Principal of the Sweeny Junior High School.

Mr. Beverly served with many community organizations and clubs, including the following:

  • President, Sweeny Parent Teachers Association

  • President, Sweeny Little League

  • President, Sweeny Babe Ruth Baseball Association

  • President, Sweeny Jaycees

  • Chairman, Sweeny Community Hospital

  • Member, Methodist Menís Club

  • Chairman, Methodist Administrative Board

  • Member, Sweeny Methodist Church Board of Trustees

  • Zone Chairman, United Way

  • Scout Leader, Area Boy Scouts

  • Chairman, Girl Scouts House Building Committee

  • Member, Sweeny Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors

  • Member, Sweeny Lions Club

  • Member, Sweeny Rotary Club

  • Brazoria County Grand Jury Selection Committee

  • Life Member, Texas State Teachers Association

  • Life Member, National Education Agency

  • Life Member, Texas Association of Secondary Principals

  • Shriner

Mr. Beverly was a fine, Christian man who loved the outdoors, his family, and his community, especially the children.


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Note:  We give our special thanks to Mr. Beverly's son, Gary, for providing this information to us.

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