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Robert Valentine Bell
Full Name: Robert Valentine Bell
Date of birth: August 2, 1846
Date of death: March 17, 1927

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke, Grayson
(1) GAINESVILLE, TX. County seat of Cooke County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) R.V. Bell, Grayson County on first day of Regular Session. Committee appointments in 20th 1st Called Session, p. 17, list member as "Bell of Cooke." House Journal. 20th 1st C.S.
20th R.S.
(3) Robert V. Bell, Gainesville, Grayson County [sic]. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Robert T. Bell, Gainesville. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Robert Valentine Bell, p. 108. Born 8/2/1846 in Rhea County, Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - R.V. Bell, Gainesville, Cooke County, lawyer, born in Tennessee around 1848. FamilySearch.
  • R.V. Bell, born 1846, death date 3/17/1927, interment in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County. Find a Grave.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    County Government and County Finance  
    Educational Affairs  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penal Code (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  

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