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Clarence D. Bell
File:Clarence D Bell portrait.jpg
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 9th district

In office
January 3, 1961 – July 26, 2002
Preceded by George Watkins
Succeeded by Dominic Pileggi
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1955 – November 30, 1960
Personal details
Born February 4, 1914
Upland, Pennsylvania
Died July 26, 2002(2002-07-26) (aged 88)[1]
Chester, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Isabel James
Children 2 children
Alma mater Swarthmore College
Harvard School of Law
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Religion christian

Clarence D. Bell (February 4, 1914 – July 26, 2002) was an American politician who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania's 9th Senatorial district from 1960 until his death in 2002.[2] He also served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1954 to 1959.[3] Bell is the longest-serving state senator in Pennsylvania history.[4]

Early life and education

Bell was born in Upland, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1914 to Samuel R. and Belle (Hanna) Bell. Bell graduated from Swarthmore College in 1935. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1938 and received a doctorate in law from Harvard Law School in 1970.[5] Bell also studied at the US Army Command and General Staff College.[4]

Personal life

Bell was a Major in the Pennsylvania National Guard and served during World War II. Bell served for 38 years in the Army and reserves.[5]

Bell is interred at the Chester Rural Cemetery in Chester, Pennsylvania.[6]

Clarence D. Bell gravesite at Chester Rural Cemetery in Chester, Pennsylvania in 2018

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