Gail Beil

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Gail Beil – District 2

Gail K Beil and her husband Dr. Greg Beil moved to Marshall Texas in 1971 to teach at Wiley College. The next year they purchased the historic Wiseman Hirsch Beil home and began a long love affair with the history and civic activities of Marshall Texas.
Elected to the Marshall City Commission, District 2, in 2916 (two-year term)
Her 40-year work history in Marshall includes
*Directing H.U.D.C.O. Head Start Program
*Public information officer for Sabine Valley Mental Health 
*Legislative assistant for St. Representative Ben Z. Grant
*and journalist for KMHT Radio, the Marshall News Messenger, the Longview News Journal, and the Shreveport Times.  She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1960and in 1999 completed a second Master’s Degree in history from Stephen F Austin State University. She also served a short time as an adjunct professor of history at SFA.  Beginning in 1973 with the construction of the Marshall public library, Gail Beil has been involved in the following civic activities - either on the board of  or past president of them:
*Charter member of the Marshall/ Harrison County League of Women Voters and 50-year member
*Friends of the Public Library
*Harrison County Historical Society
*Marshall Depot, Inc.
*Marshall Symphony board
*Amity Community Theater
*Newtown Neighborhood Association
*Friends of the Marshall Parks
*East Texas Historical Association
*Sunny South Recreation Association
*The Texas Historical Association for which she has written several  Handbook of Texas articles…and the
*Harrison County Historical Commission - for which she has researched and written the narrative for 30 Texas Historical Markers in Marshall Harrison County including all five on the Wiley College campus and the marker for James Farmer to be dedicated May 1, 2017
She was widowed December 7, 2007 and she and Greg have three grown children and four grandchildren.

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