|Clarence D. Bell|
|File:Clarence D Bell portrait.jpg|
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate|
from the 9th district
January 3, 1961 – July 26, 2002
|Preceded by||George Watkins|
|Succeeded by||Dominic Pileggi|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
January 3, 1955 – November 30, 1960
|Born||February 4, 1914|
|Died||July 26, 2002 (aged 88)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Isabel James|
|Alma mater||Swarthmore College|
Harvard School of Law
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
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. He also served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1954 to 1959. Bell is the longest-serving state senator in Pennsylvania history.
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. Bell also studied at the US Army Command and General Staff College.
Bell is interred at the Chester Rural Cemetery in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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