BELL, Hiram, (1808 - 1855)


BELL, Hiram, a Representative from Ohio; born in Salem, Vt., April 22, 1808; attended the public schools of his native city; moved with his parents to Hamilton, Ohio, in 1826; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio; auditor of Darke County in 1829 and 1834; member of the State house of representatives in 1836, 1837, and 1840; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Greenville, Ohio, December 21, 1855; interment in the Greenville Cemetery.