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Douglas Mccall Bell, British lawyer, judge. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985; recipient Commonwealth of Pennsylvania DPW Secretary's Volunteer award, 1994.

Background

Bell, Douglas Mccall was born on June 23, 1955 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of David McCall and Kathryn Jeannette (Countryman) Bell.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Dickinson College, 1978. Juris Doctor, Dickinson School Law, 1981.

Career

Associate Bruacher, Keim & Saylor, Somerset, 1981-1982, Keim & Bowman, Somerset, 1982-1983. Associate counsel Somerset County Public Defender, 1982. Associate Keim, Bowman & Bell, Somerset, 1983-1984, partner, 1984-1986, Bowman & Bell, Somerset, 1986.

Private practice law Berlin, 1986-1993. Solicitor Somerset County Recorder of Deeds, 1992-1999, Indian Lake Borough Planning Commission, 1992-1999. Partner Bell & Dickey, since 1993.

Executive officer Somerset County (Pennsylvania) Builders Association, since 1986. District justice Somerset County, 2000-2005, magis. district judge, since 2005.

Membership

Republican committeeman Somerset County, 1978-1980. Secretary Berlin Fife and Drum Corps, 1982-1992. Member executive committee Somerset County Single County Authority Drug and Alcohol Commission, 1984-1986.

Pro bono counsel Berlin Area Ambulance Association, since 1984, Berlin Volunteer Fire Department, since 1984, Miller Memorial Community Center, since 1985. Vice president SSHared, 1987-1992. Member steering committee Berlin Borough Sesquicentennial, 1987-1988.

Chairman Berlin Whiskey Rebellion Celebration, since 1994. Member local council Lutheran Church, 1989-1991. Member Allegheny Synod Communications Committee, 1989-1991, chairman, 1991.

Member Berlin Volunteer Fire Department. Trustee Meyershale Medical Center, since 1998. Member district committee Forbes Trail District Penn's Woods council Boy Scouts American.

Member Pennsylvania Bar Association, Somerset County Bar Association (executive committee 1986-1989), Lions (president Berlin club 1989-1990), National Rifle Association, Berlin Professional Society, Masons, Lutheran History Society, Berlin Area History Society, Meyersdale Area History Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, sailing, hunting, fishing, martial music.

Connections

Married Kathleen Joan Smith.

father:
David McCall Bell

mother:
Kathryn Jeannette (Countryman) Bell

spouse:
Kathleen Joan Smith