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Robert Judson Bell, American judge. Decorated Bronze Star; named Most Valuable Citizen McAlester, 1942; Most Valuable Member, McAlester chapter Navy League, 1968; recipient S. Arch Thompson Citizenship award Freedom Foundation Valley Forge, 1972.


Bell, Robert Judson was born on July 18, 1900 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. Son of Joseph Conway and Elfie Laura (Campbell) Bell.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Oklahoma, Norman, 1923, Bachelor of Laws, 1923.


Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1923. Assistant county attorney Pittsburg County (Oklahoma), 1923-1929. Private practice, 1930-1940.

Mayor, City McAlester, Oklahoma, 1940-1942. City attorney, McAlester, 1947-1950, Krebs, Oklahoma, 1950-1963. Chief judge 18th Judicial District Court, Eufala and McAlester, Oklahoma, 1963-1975, retired, 1975.

Ex-officio judge Court Appeals State Oklahoma, 1971. Board of directors, trustee McAlester Foundation, 1946-1963. Trustee, secretary McAlester Scottish Rite Charitable and Ednl.

Association, 1969-1976, McAlester Scottish Rite Building Corporation, 1969-1976.


Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member State Bar Oklahoma, Pittsburg County Bar Association (president 1936), McAlester Chamber of Commerce (director 1946-1963), American Legion (Executive Committee 1940-1963), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta (president student association 1922-1923).

Mason (33 degree Shriner).


Married Marjorie Narissa Walcott, February 19, 1924. Children: Robert Judson, Marjorie Breidenback.

Joseph Conway Bell

Elfie Laura (Campbell) Bell

Marjorie Narissa Walcott

Robert Judson Bell

Marjorie Breidenback Bell