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Charles K. Bell Charles Keith Bell
Full Name: Charles Keith Bell
Date of birth: April 18, 1853
Date of death: April 22, 1913

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   19th (2)   Democrat Hamilton / Hamilton   Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas
(1) 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).
(2) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1. "Credentials of the new members, excepting Sen. Bell, Harrison, and Pope, were presented...On motion of Sen. Houston of Bexar, the new Senators not holding credentials were also sworn in." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BELL, Charles Keith (1853-1913). Representative, TX. Born 4/18/1853, died 4/21/1913. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • BELL, CHARLES KEITH (1853-1913). Born 4/18/1853, died 4/23/1913. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 63-64. Born 4/8/1853. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Chas. Keith Bell, death date 4/22/1913 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Charles Keith Bell, birth date 4/18/1853, death date 4/23/1913, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Charles K. Bell Dies at Fort Worth Home," 4/23/1913, p. 1. Birth date 4/19/1854, death date 4/22/1913. Galveston Daily News.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Charles K. Bell, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. Charles K. Bell, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Charles K. Bell, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    New Capitol Construction, Examine  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    State Asylum  
    State University at Austin  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Capitol Contract  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    General Land Office (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office  

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