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, 32nd 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.

Harry Jacob Bell (1868-1943) - Find a Grave Memorial