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William Stephen Bell

W.S. Bell
Full Name: William Stephen Bell
Birth date: March 18, 1869
Death date: June 22, 1919

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 36th (1) (3) Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 6/22/1919
    Democrat
  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
    Democrat
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
    Democrat
  • House, 33rd (2) (4) Legislature
    9/17/1914 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
(1) In Senate, William Bledsoe, in special election 7/14/1919, sworn 7/17/1919, succeeded William S. Bell, died 6/21/1919. In House, Roy Baldwin, in special election 8/30/1919, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded William H. Bledsoe, resigned 7/17/1919. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) William S. Bell, sworn 9/17/1914, succeeded W.H. Ratliff, resigned after 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 36th Legislature - 1/14/1919, pp. 1-2, listed as "member-elect" in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 5th, 1918. Senate Journal .
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 34th, 35th, and 36th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - William Bell, Foard County, born March 1869, age 31, from North Carolina, farmer.
    Census of 1910 - William S. Bell, Foard County, age 41, from North Carolina, farmer. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • William Stephen Bell, birth date 3/18/1868, death date 6/22/1919, occupation: State Senator, banker. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • W. Steve Bell, birth date 3/18/1869, death date 6/22/1919 on grave marker, interment in Crowell Cemetery, Foard County. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Stephen Bell, p. 227. Born March 1869 in Clay County, North Carolina. Texans and Their State: A Newspaper Reference Work 1918.
  • 36th Legislature (1919) - W.S. Bell, Crowell, Foard County, nativity North Carolina, age 50, stockman and banker, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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