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Frank Jardine Bell

  • Birth 28 Jan 1840 Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 13 Feb 1927 Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Burial Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 20128622

Nevada Governor. With little formal education, he supervised the construction of telegraph lines in California and Nevada in the 1860s. He served as warden of the Nevada State Prison from 1883 until 1887. In 1889, Governor Stevenson appointed Bell to fill the vacancy in the office of Lieutenant Governor. After Stevenson's death on September 21, 1890, Bell became governor. During his few months in office, he continued the policies of his predecessor and chose not to run for election on his own. He then returned to work in the telegraph and telephone field. He was a distant cousin of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 27 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20128622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Jardine Bell (28 Jan 1840–13 Feb 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20128622, citing Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .