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Clarence D Bell


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1961 9 Republican
1962 9 Republican
1963 9 Republican
1964 9 Republican
1965 9 Republican
1966 9 Republican
1967 9 Republican
1968 9 Republican
1969 9 Republican
1970 9 Republican
1971 9 Republican
1972 9 Republican
1973 9 Republican
1974 9 Republican
1975 9 Republican
1976 9 Republican
1977 9 Republican
1978 9 Republican
1979 9 Republican
1980 9 Republican
1981 9 Republican
1982 9 Republican
1983 9 Republican
1984 9 Republican
1985 9 Republican
1986 9 Republican
1987 9 Republican
1988 9 Republican
1989 9 Republican
1990 9 Republican
1991 9 Republican
1992 9 Republican
1993 9 Republican
1994 9 Republican
1995 9 Republican
1996 9 Republican
1997 9 Republican
1998 9 Republican
1999 9 Republican
2000 9 Republican
2001 9 Republican
2002 9 Republican
 Counties   Chester, Delaware

Biography

1914 - 2002

Early Life:

Clarence D. Bell (R), born in 1914, in Upland, son of Samuel and Belle; Ferndale High School, 1933; Swarthmore College (B.A.), 1935; Harvard Law School (LL.B.), 1938, (J.D.), 1970; married Mary Isabel James; 2 children.

Early Career:

U.S. Army Command & General Staff College; major general, Pennsylvania National Guard (retired); served 38 years active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve; 62 months active duty WWII; attorney; admission to practice, Delaware County, state, federal court system; member, Masonic bodies, 33rd degree Mason.

Awards:

Department of Veteran Affairs, Jewish War Veterans, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, B’nai B’rith, Legion of Merit, U.S. Army, Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal (2).

Pennsylvania Politics:

Pa. House of Representatives 1955-60; elected to Pa. Senate 1960; chair, Consumer Protection & Professional licensure Committee, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; vice-chair, Appropriations Committee; member, Military & Veterans Affairs, Rules & Executive Nominations, State Government, Transportation Commission; served until his death on July 26, 2002.

Pa. House of Representatives Biography 

 

Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-12; Volume 114, December, 1999.