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Bell, Samuel, 1770-1850

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1770 - 1850

Samuel Bell (February 9, 1770 – December 23, 1850) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 14th Governor of New Hampshire from 1819 to 1823, and as the United States Senator for New Hampshire from 1823 to 1835. Samuel Bell was born on February 9, 1770, in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to John and Mary Ann (Gilmore) Bell. Until he was eighteen, Bell worked on his father's farm, and was educated at common schools during winter seasons. Wishing to undertake higher education, Bell began studying Latin in April 1788, and later enrolled at the New Ipswich Academy. From October 1790 to April 1791, he was a teacher in Londonderry, and in the May following entered the sophomore class at Dartmouth College. Graduating in 1793, Bell proceeded to study law and was admitted to the Hillsborough bar in September 1796, after which he worked as a lawyer in Francestown, New Hampshire.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Bell letter

Webster Mss 818112
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Identifier: Mss 818112
Overview In English.

Samuel Bell letter

Mss 819670
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Identifier: Mss 819670
Overview In English.