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John C. Bell, Jr.

AKA John Cromwell Bell, Jr.

Born: 25-Oct-1892
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 21-Mar-1974
Location of death: Wynnewood, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Asaph Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Judge
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Pennsylvania for 19 days

Assumed Governorship upon the resignation of Edward Martin, who was elected to the United States Senate. His nineteen-day tenure is the shortest in Pennsylvania history. His successor, James H. Duff appointed him to the State Supreme Court.

Father: John Cromwell Bell (Attorney General of Pennsylvania, b. 3-Oct-1861, d. 29-Dec-1935)
Mother: Fleurette deBenneville Myers
Brother: Bert Bell (NFL Commissioner, b. 25-Feb-1895, d. 11-Oct-1959)
Wife: Sarah Andrews Baker (m. 29-Jun-1918, three sons, two daughters)

    High School: Episcopal Academy, Merion, PA (1910)
    University: BA, University of Pennsylvania (1914)
    Law School: LLB, University of Pennsylvania (1917)

    Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Chief Justice (1961-72)
    Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Justice (1950-61)
    Governor of Pennsylvania (2-Jan-1947 to 21-Jan-1947)
    Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (1943-47)
    Pennsylvania State Official State Secretary of Banking (1939-42)
    Pennsylvania State Official Asst. DA, Philadelphia, PA (1922-25)
    Pennsylvania State Official Asst. City Solicitor, Philadelphia, PA (1919-22)
    Bell, Murdoch, Paxson and Dilworth Partner
    American Bar Association
    Colonial Society of Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania Bar Association 1917
    Sons of the American Revolution

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