Member Biography

Harry Jacob Bell 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1927-1928       32 Republican
1929-1930       32 Republican
1931-1932       32 Republican
1933-1934       32 Republican

COUNTIES: Fayette  


03/11/1868 - 09/30/1943

Doctor Harry Jacob Bell (R32) Fayette County 1927-1934

Early Life:

Doctor Harry Jacob Bell, born March 11, 1868, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania; son of William and Mary M. Lower  Bell;  common, select school education; Muhlenberg College, Allentown; studied medicine under Doctor R.B. Elderdice, McKnightstown, Pennsylvania; Medico-Chirurgical Medical College, Philadelphia, 1892; physician;  engaged, medical practice, Juniataville, Fayette County, 1892-1894; moved, Dawsonville, Fayette County; surgeon Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, West Penn Railways, Western Maryland Railroad; chief, obstetrical staff, Connellsville State Hospital; Coroner of Fayette County, 1908-1916; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1927-1934; alternate delegate, Republican National Convention, 1928; married, Helen M. Reed Bell, 1896; Lutheran; died, September 30, 1943, Connellsville State Hospital, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union Cemetery, Oak Grove, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, president, Fayette County Medical Society; fellow, American Medical Association; member, Youghiogheny Medico-Social Club of Connellsville, secretary, Dawson Board of Health, thirty years; director, Dawson School Board, thirty years.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Coroner of Fayette County, 1908-1916.

Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 32th district, Fayette County, 1927-1934.

Alternate delegate, Republican National Convention, 1928.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Morning Herald (Uniontown, Pennsylvania) Friday October 1, 1943, page 1.