John Bell

John Bell

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 10 Sep 1869 (aged 73)
Dickson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6653388 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Presidential Cabinet Member, U.S. Senator. After graduating from Cumberland College, in 1814, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced to practice law in Franklin, Tennessee. He was a member of the Tennessee State Senate 1817. He was elected as Democrat-Republican to the Twentieth Congress and to the next six succeeding Congresses, serving (1827-41). After his last term, he was appointed by President William Henry Harrison as the 16th Secretary of War, serving March 5, 1841 until he resigned on September 12, 1841. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, when elected as a Whig to the United States Senate, serving (1847-59). Retiring from politics, he managed his family owned ironworks, until his death at age 73 in Dover, Tennessee.

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