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Robert Christopher Bell Edit Profile

also known as Chris Bell

Congressman

Robert Christopher Bell, American former congressman. Bar: Texas 1992, University São Paolo. District Court (southern district) Texas 1992. Member government relations board United Way, Houston, since 1998; member advisory board Trees for Houston, Houston, since 1997; member Houston City Council, 1997-2001; volunteer Houston Taping for the Blind, since 1991; board directors Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Houston, since 1996.

Background

Bell, Robert Christopher was born on November 23, 1959 in Abilene, Texas, United States. Son of Peter Frank Arundel and Dorothy (Hyde) Bell.

Education

BJ in Journalism, University Texas, 1982. Juris Doctor, South Texas College Law, 1992.

Career

Reporter, photographer Station KXII-television, Ardmore, Oklahoma, 1982-1983. Reporter, anchorperson Station KVII-television, Amarillo, 1983-1988. Reorter Station KTRH Radio, Houston, 1989-1991.

Law clerk Hinton, Sussman & Bailey, 1991-1992. Associate Alexander & McEvily, 1992-1993. Private practice, 1993-1995.

Partner Bell & Henry LLP, since 1995. Member United States Congress from 25th Texas district, 2003—2005.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas 1992, University São Paolo. District Court (southern district) Texas 1992.

Membership

Member government relations board United Way, Houston, since 1998. Member advisory board Trees for Houston, Houston, since 1997. Member Houston City Council, 1997-2001.

Volunteer Houston Taping for the Blind, since 1991. Board directors Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Houston, since 1996.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, running, writing, reading.

Connections

Married Burkely Wells, July 13, 1987 (divorced april 1988). Married Alison Ayres, November 14, 1992. Children: Atlee Christopher, Connally Ayres.

father:
Peter Frank Arundel Bell

mother:
Dorothy (Hyde) Bell

spouses:
Burkely Wells

Alison Ayres

children:
Atlee Christopher Bell

Connally Ayres Bell