C. Jasper Bell

Charles Jasper Bell ( born January 16, 1885 in Lake City, Hinsdale County, Colorado, † January 21, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1935 and 1949 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jasper Bell attended the public schools in Jackson County, Missouri and Lees Summit High School. This is followed by a study at the University of Missouri in Columbia joined. After studying law at Kansas City School of Law and his 1913 was admitted as a lawyer in Kansas City, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1926 and 1930 he sat in the City Council of Kansas City. He also was member of a commission to revise the state legislature. From 1931 to 1934 Bell served as a District Court judge in Jackson County.

In the congressional elections of 1934 he was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jacob L. Milligan on 3 January 1935. After six re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1949 seven legislative sessions. From 1939 to 1943 he was chairman of the first Election Committee. Then he led until 1947 the chair of the Committee on insular affairs. Between 1945 and 1946 he was a member of the Filipino Rehabilitation Commission. By 1941, Congress further New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Then the work of the Congress of the events of World War II was determined.

In 1948 Jasper Bell opted not to run again. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He also worked in the investment industry. He died on January 21, 1978 in Kansas City.