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Richard Russell Bell

Richard Russell Bell, business owner, contracting company executive. President Wood River Public Library, 1951-1974. member Illinois Bankers Association, American Organization Professional Architects, Lockhaven Country Club, American Legion, Rotary (president Wood River chapter 1974-1975), Moose.

Background

  • Bell, Richard Russell was born on November 23, 1926 in St. Louis. Son of Russell Marion and Marguerite C. (Schmidt) Bell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University Illinois, 1949.

    Career

    • Owner, contractor Worcester & Bell Construction Company, Wood River, Illinois, since 1949. Board directors Magna Bank, Wood River.

    Politics

    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

    Membership

    President Wood River Public Library, 1951-1974. member Illinois Bankers Association, American Organization Professional Architects, Lockhaven Country Club, American Legion, Rotary (president Wood River chapter 1974-1975), Moose.

    Personality

    Interests

    Pilot.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Ann Worcester, November 24, 1948. Children: Paul Michael, Mary Annual.
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    Born November 23, 1926
    • 1949
      University Illinois