BELL, Alphonzo, (1914 - 2004)


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BELL, Alphonzo, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 19, 1914; graduated from Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif., 1938; United States Army, 1942-1945; rancher; real estate investment; business executive; business owner; chairman, Republican State Central Committee of California, 1956-1959; member of the Republican National Committee, 1956-1959; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1976; died on April 25, 2004, in Santa Monica, Calif.


Bibliography

Bell, Alphonzo, and Marc L. Weber. The Bel Air Kid: An Autobiography of a Life in California. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2002.