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