James Martin Bell

James Martin Bell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1833  March 3, 1835
Preceded by Humphrey H. Leavitt
Succeeded by William Kennon, Sr.
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1796-10-16)October 16, 1796
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died April 4, 1849(1849-04-04) (aged 52)
Cambridge, Ohio, United States
Resting place Founders' Burial Ground
Political party Anti-Jacksonian

James Martin Bell (October 16, 1796 – April 4, 1849) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Bell attended the public schools. He studied law in Steubenville, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar in 1817 and commenced practice in Cambridge, Ohio. He served as major general of the Fifteenth Division, Ohio Militia. He served as prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County 1818–1832. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1826–1831, serving as speaker in 1830 and 1831. He served as master commissioner in 1827. He was in the Justice of the Peace in 1830. County school examiner in 1830.

Bell was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He served as mayor of Cambridge from 1838 to 1840. He died in Cambridge, Ohio, on April 4, 1849. He was interred in Founders' Burial Ground.


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