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Charles Webster BELL

(1857-1927)

BELL, Charles Webster, a Representative from California; born in Albany, N.Y., June 11, 1857; attended the public schools; moved to California in 1877 and settled in Pasadena, Los Angeles County; engaged in fruit growing and the real estate business; county clerk of Los Angeles County 1899-1903; member of the State senate 1907-1912; elected as a Progressive Republican to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits in Pasadena, Calif.; served as secretary of the Pasadena Mercantile Finance Corporation; died in Pasadena, Calif., April 19, 1927; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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