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J. Franklin BELL, American City Manager. Member of American Legion; Sons of the Revolution. Club: Army and Navy.


BELL, J. Franklin was born on November 9, 1876 in Amity, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Fulton and Lydia (Ross) Bell.


Washington and Jefferson University, Bachelor of Science, 1898, Master of Science.


D.S. 1925; United States Military Academy, 1902. Army Engineering School, 1911. District Engineer, in charge Pittsburgh, United States Engineer District, 1920-1923.

Engineering Commissioner District of Columbia, 1923-1927. City Manager, Covington, Kentucky, since 1930.


Member of American Legion. Sons of the Revolution. Club: Army and Navy.