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Charles Henry Bell

senator , governor of New Hampshire

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