Becknell became a politician later in life. His first political appointment was as Justice of the Peace in Saline County, Missouri and he was later elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1828. Becknell, who had been in the War of 1812, later moved to Texas and joined a group of volunteers called the Red River Blues in 1836. He ran unsuccessfully for the Texas House of Representatives in 1826. He supervised the Texas congressional elections in 1845 and US congressional elections in 1846. Becknell died 25 April 1856.
Detroit/Windsor--in September, Duane Becknell, Ford Motor Co., presents speaker awards to Paul Gentilozzi and Tony Gentilozzi.(AFS Chapter News)
Nov 01, 2004; [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Caption: DETROIT/WINDSOR--in September, (photo on l) Duane becknell (ctr), Ford Motor Co., presents...