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Charles Henry Bell

Charles Henry Bell, American senator, governor of New Hampshire. member N.H. Legislature, 1858-1860, 72-73, speaker, 1860; member N.H. Senate, 1863-1864; member United States Senate (filled vacancy) from N.H., 1879-1880.

Background

  • Bell, Charles Henry was born on November 18, 1823 in Chester, New Hampshire, United States. Son of John and Persis (Thom) Bell.

  • Education

    • Attended Phillips Exeter Academy, 1836-1840. Graduate Dartmouth, 1844.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, circa 1847, practiced in Chester, N.H., Somersworth, N.H. until 1854. Settled in Exeter, N.H., 1854, practiced law, 1854-1868. Solicitor Rockingham County (N.H.), 1856-1866.

      Member N.H. Legislature, 1858-1860, 72-73, speaker, 1860. Member N.H. Senate, 1863-1864. Member United States Senate (filled vacancy) from N.H., 1879-1880.

      Republican governor N.H., 1881-1883. President N.H. Constitutional Convention, 1889. Prominent member N.H. History Society Author: John Wheelwright, 1876.

      History of the Town of Exeter, New Hampshire, 1888. The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire, 1894.

    Works

    • Author: John Wheelwright, 1876. History of the Town of Exeter, New Hampshire, 1888. The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire, 1894.

    Membership

    Member N.H. Legislature, 1858-1860, 72-73, speaker, 1860. Member N.H. Senate, 1863-1864. Member United States Senate (filled vacancy) from N.H., 1879-1880.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Gilman, May 6, 1847. Married second, Mistress.
    • father: John Bell
    • mother: Persis (Thom) Bell
    • spouses: Sarah Gilman
    • Mistress
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    Born November 18, 1823
    Died November 11, 1893
    (aged 69)
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