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James Bell

In office
March 4, 1855 – May 26, 1857
Preceded by John S. Wells
Succeeded by Daniel Clark

Born November 13, 1805
Francestown, New Hampshire, USA
Died May 26, 1857
Laconia, New Hampshire, USA
Political party Whig, Oppositionist, Republican
Profession Politician, Lawyer

James Bell (November 13, 1805 – May 26, 1857) was a United States Senator from New Hampshire from 1855 until his death in 1857. He was the son of Samuel Bell, the uncle of Samuel Newell Bell and the cousin of Charles Henry Bell.

Born in Francestown, New Hampshire, he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1822, studied law at Litchfield Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1825. He served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1846 to 1850 and ran unsuccessfully for Governor of New Hampshire in 1854 and 1855 but was elected in July of the latter year to the United States Senate for the term beginning in 1855. He served from July 30, 1855 until his death in 1857.

Bell died in Laconia, New Hampshire and is interred at the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter, New Hampshire.


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United States Senate
Preceded by
John S. Wells
United States Senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
March 4, 1855 – May 26, 1857
Served alongside: John P. Hale
Succeeded by
Daniel Clark


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