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James Bell

Birthplace: Francestown, NH, USA
Death: Died in Laconia, NH, USA
Place of Burial: Exeter, NH, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Bell, Governor, U.S. Senator and Mehitable Bowen Bell
Husband of Judith Almira Bell
Brother of Mary Anne Bell; Samuel Dana Bell; John Bell, MD; Mary Ann Nesmith; Luther Vose Bell, MD and 2 others
Half brother of George Bell; Capt. John Bell, MD; Charles Bell, MD and General Louis Bell (USA)

Occupation: US Senator / Lawyer
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About James Bell, U.S. Senator


James Bell (November 13, 1804 – May 26, 1857) was a United States Senator from New Hampshire from 1855 until his death in 1857. He was the son of Samuel Bell, the uncle of Samuel Newell Bell and the cousin of Charles Henry Bell.

Born in Francestown, New Hampshire, he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1822, studied law at Litchfield Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1825. He served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1846 to 1850 and ran unsuccessfully for Governor of New Hampshire in 1854 and 1855 but was elected in July of the latter year to the United States Senate for the term beginning in 1855. He served from July 30, 1855 until his death in 1857.

Bell died in Laconia, New Hampshire and is interred at the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter, New Hampshire.

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James Bell, U.S. Senator's Timeline

November 13, 1804
Francestown, NH, USA
May 26, 1857
Age 52
Laconia, NH, USA
Exeter, NH, USA