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Robert Valentine Bell
Full Name: Robert Valentine Bell
Date of birth: August 2, 1846
Date of death: March 17, 1927

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke, Grayson
(1) R.V. Bell - home county, Grayson. Committee appointments in 20th Extra Session (E.S.), p. 17, list member as "Bell of Cooke." House Journal.
(2) Robert V. Bell - home address, Gainesville (in Cooke County); home county, Grayson. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Robert T. Bell, Gainesville. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Robert Valentine Bell, birth date 8/2/1846. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - R.V. Bell, Gainesville, Cooke County, lawyer, born in Tennessee around 1848. FamilySearch.
  • R.V. Bell, born 1846, death date 3/17/1927, interment in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County. Find a Grave.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    County Government and County Finance  
    Educational Affairs  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penal Code (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  
     

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