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Clarence D. Bell, PA State Senator


 

 

The following notes are based on coverage by the Delaware County Daily Times
July 27, 2002

Clarence D. Bell

Born: February 4, 1914

Died: July 26, 2002

Parents: Samuel R. & Belle Hanna Bell. His father, who died in 1937, was a builder who built 1000 homes in Chester, Upland and Eddystone. His mother died when he was 3.

Education: Swarthmore College & Harvard Law School

Service in the PA Legislature:

First elected in 1954

Served in PA House of Representatives 1955-1961

Served in PA Senate 1961 until his death.

At the time of his death, he was the longest serving public official in PA.

Military service:

In 1932 at age 18, enrolled in the "Citizens Military Training Corps.

1935: Enlisted in the Army

1940: Transferred to the Army Reserve, Served 62 months in active duty in WW II.

Delaware County Daily Times coverage:

State Senator Bell dies at 88 (7/27/2002)

'A friend to working families' (7/27/2002)

Bell didn't forget common people (7/28/2002)

Philadelphia Inquirer

Clarence Bell, 88, longtime lawmaker (7/27/2002)

Senator Bell's PA State Senate page



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