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 Hiram Parks Bell

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Hiram Parks Bell

  • Birth 19 Jan 1827 Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 16 Aug 1907 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7980485

U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced to practice law in Cumming, Georgia. At the advent of the Civil War in 1861, he was a member of the Georgia State Senate and opposed Georgia’s secession from the Union. During the Civil War, he served as Colonel of the 43rd Georgia Regiment, Confederate Army and was a member of the Second Confederate Congress, (1864-65). After the war, he was a member of the Democratic State executive committee, (1868-71) and elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress, serving (1873-75). He was again elected to the Forty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Benjamin H. Hill, serving (1877-79). After his term he was a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives, (1898-99) and served in the Georgia State Senate, (1900-01). He died in retirement at age 78.

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 13 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7980485
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hiram Parks Bell (19 Jan 1827–16 Aug 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7980485, citing Cumming City Cemetery, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .