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John J. Bell

John Junior Bell (May 15, 1910 – January 24, 1963) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Born in Cuero, Texas, Bell attended the public schools. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1932 and from its law school in 1936. He was admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Cuero, Texas. He served in the State house of representatives 1937–1947. He served as president of a company operating compresses in Victoria, Shiner, Cuero, and Taft, Texas. During the Second World War served as a private in the United States Army from May 1944 to March 1945. He served as member of the State senate 1947–1954. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1948 and 1952.

Bell was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth Congress (January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1956. He was a lawyer, rancher, and farmer. He was a resident of Cuero, Texas, until his death January 24, 1963. He was interred in Hillside Cemetery.


  • John J. Bell at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Lyle, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 14th congressional district

January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957
Succeeded by
John Andrew Young

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