John J. Bell

John Junior Bell

Full Name: John Junior Bell
Date of birth: May 15, 1910
Date of death: January 24, 1963

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 13, 1953 - Sep 25, 1954 53rd (1) (2)   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
S 18 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 13, 1953 51st   52nd   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson
S 18 Sep 20, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th (3)   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson
H 68 Jan 14, 1947 - Jun 15, 1947 50th (3)   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt
H 68 Mar 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th (4)   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt
H 68 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt
H 68 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt
H 68 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt
H 68 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   DeWitt

(1) William S. Fly, in special election 11/2/1954, succeeded to unexpired term of John J. Bell, resigned 9/25/1954. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) In Senate, John J. Bell, in special election 8/23/1947, sworn 9/20/1947, succeeded to unexpired term of Fred Mauritz, died 5/24/1947. In House, Tom Cheatham, in special election 11/8/1947, succeeded John J. Bell, resigned 6/15/1947. Cheatham's first session was 51st Regular. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Bell was sworn 3/9/1945. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

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Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

53rd R.S. - 1953
Aeronautics  
Agricultural Affairs  
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Game and Fish  
Judicial Districts  
Labor (Vice Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Conservation  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  
State Highways and Motor Traffic  
Water Resources  
Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
52nd R.S. - 1951
Agricultural Affairs  
Civil Jurisprudence  
Commerce and Manufacturing  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Game and Fish  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Labor  
Military and Veterans' Affairs  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
State Affairs  
Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage (Vice Chair) 
51st R.S. - 1949
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Engrossed Bills  
Enrolled Bills  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Labor (Vice Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Nominations of the Governor  
Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
Public Debts, Claims, and Accounts  
Public Health (Chair) 
State Affairs  
Veterans' Affairs  
Water Code  
Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
50th R.S. - 1947
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Labor  
Liquor Regulation  
Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
State Affairs (Chair) 
49th R.S. - 1945
Aeronautics  
Banks and Banking (Vice Chair) 
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Military Affairs  
48th R.S. - 1943
Appropriations  
Banks and Banking  
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Constitutional Amendments  
47th R.S. - 1941
Banks and Banking  
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Liquor Traffic (Chair) 
Public Health  
Revenue and Taxation  
46th R.S. - 1939
Liquor Traffic (Chair) 
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Public Health  
State Affairs  
45th R.S. - 1937
Crude Oil Prices, Special  
Judiciary  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
Rules (Vice Chair) 

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