Born in Upland, Delaware County, February 4, 1914, the son of Samuel R. and Belle (Hanna) Bell; Senator Clarence Bell graduated from Swarthmore College; Harvard Law School; and U.S. Army command and General Staff College; attorney; Brigadier General, Pennsylvania National Guard; assigned as Asst. Adjutant General; served 30 years in active army, National Guard, and Army Reserve; enlisted as a private in 1935 and served 62 mos. Active duty in WWII; attorney; admitted to county, state, federal bars; National President of the Military Govt. Assoc. 1963; chair of the National Army Affairs Committee, ROA, 1960-1961; elected to the state House of Representatives, 1954-1959; served in the Senate of Pennsylvania, 1960 until his death as the longest serving state senator in Pennsylvania history, July 26, 2002.