John Cromwell Bell, Jr

John Cromwell Bell, Jr

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Mar 1974 (aged 81)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 8052681 · View Source
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Pennsylvania Governor. After graduating from the Episcopal Academy, in 1910, he earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1917 and practice law with the law firm of Bell, Murdoch, Paxson and Dilworth. He was the Assistant District Attorney of Philadelphia, in 1922 and District Attorney of Philadelphia, (1922-25). He was chairman of the Republican State Committee, in 1938 and Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Department of Banking, (1939-42). He was elected as a Republican the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, serving (1943-47) and after Governor Edward Martin resigned to take a seat in the U.S Senate, Bell automatically succeeded him as the 33rd Pennsylvania Governor, in 1947. After his short term, he resumed the practice of law and was appointed as justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, serving (1950-72). He then lived in retirement until his death at the age of 81.

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  • Added: 2 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8052681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Cromwell Bell, Jr (25 Oct 1892–18 Mar 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8052681, citing Saint Asaph Church Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .