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Congressman , Lumber company executive

John Paul Hammerschmidt, former United States Representative, Arkansas, lumber company executive. Ordained elder, deacon in Presbyterian Church.


Hammerschmidt, John Paul was born on May 4, 1922 in Harrison, Arkansas, United States. Son of Arthur Paul and Junie (Taylor) Hammerschmidt.


Student, The Citadel. Student, University Arkansas. Student, Oklahoma State University.

Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Canbourne University, London. Master of Arts in Philosophy magna cum laude, Canbourne University, London. Doctor of Philosophy in International Studies, Wallingham University, London.


Chairman board Hammerschmidt Lumber Company, Harrison, 1946-1984. Member 90th-102d Congresses from 3d Arkansas District, 1967-1993. Member Public Works and Transportation Committee, 1967-1993, ranking member, 1987-1993.

Member V.A. Committee, 1967-1993, ranking member, 1973-1986. Board directors 1st Federal Bank of Arkansas. Senior chairman board 1st Federal Bankshares of Arkansas.

Chairman emeritus Northwest Arkansas Council. National committeman Arkansas Citizen of Year Committee. Member Presidential Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism.

Member President's task force on Veterans Health Care. Member Claude and Mildred Pepper Foundation, 1989-1990 (PVA Speedy award), board Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Past chairman board, trustee Arkansas State University, University of the Ozarks.

Committeeman National Republican Party, 2002. Board member Arks. Western Foundation, 2006-2010.


  • Ordained elder, deacon in Presbyterian Church.


Chairman Arkansas Republican Committee, 1964-1966. Member Republican National Finance Committee, 1960-1964, national Republican committeeman from, Arkansas, 1976-1980. Member Harrison City Council, 1948, 60, 62.

Served as pilot United States Army Air Force, World World War II, China. Member Arkansas Lumber Dealers Association (past president), Midwest Lumbermens Association (past president), Harrison Chamber of Commerce (named Man of Year 1965), American Legion, Masons (33 degree-Grand Cross), Scottish Rite, Shriners, Jesters, Elks, Rotary (past president Harrison).


Married Virginia Sharp, deceased. 1 child, John Arthur.

Arthur Paul Hammerschmidt

Junie (Taylor) Hammerschmidt

Virginia Sharp

John Arthur Hammerschmidt