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Terrel H. Bell

AKA Terrel Howard Bell

Born: 11-Nov-1921
Birthplace: Lava Hot Springs, ID
Died: 22-Jun-1996
Location of death: Salt Lake City, UT
Cause of death: Respiratory failure [1]
Remains: Buried, Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, UT

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Education, 1981-85

Military service: USMC (WWII, 1942-46)


[1] Pulmonary fibrosis.

Father: Willard Dewain Bell
Mother: Alta Martin
Wife: Betty Ruth Fitzgerald (m. 1-Aug-1957, four sons)

    University: BA, Southern Idaho College of Education (1946)
    University:
MA Educational Administration, University of Idaho (1954)
    University: PhD Education, University of Utah (1961)
    Professor: Educational Administration, Utah State University (1962-63)

    US Secretary of Education (1981-85)
    Utah State Official Commissioner of Higher Education (1976-81)
    US Education Department Commissioner of Education (1974-76)
    Utah State Official Superintendent, Granite School District, Salt Lake City (1971-74)
    US Education Department Deputy Commissioner for School Systems (1970-71)
    Utah State Official Superintendent of Public Education (1963-70)
    Utah State Official Superintendent, Weber County School District, Ogden (1957-62)
    Wyoming State Official Superintendent, Star Valley Schools, Afton (1955-57)
    Idaho State Official Superintendent, Rockland Valley School, Rockland Valley (1947-54)
    Ford Fellowship 1954

Author of books:
The Thirteenth Man: A Reagan Cabinet Memoir (1988)


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