Hiram Bell

Hiram Bell ( born April 22, 1808 in Salem, Vermont, † December 21, 1855 in Greenville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1851 and 1853 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Hiram Bell attended the public schools of his home. In 1826 he moved with his parents to Hamilton, Ohio. After studying law and his 1829 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Greenville in this profession. From 1829 to 1834 he was auditor in Darke County; in the years 1836, 1837 and 1840, he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. He was a member of the Whig party.

In the congressional elections of 1850 Bell was in the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Cumming Schenck on March 4, 1851. Since he resigned in 1852 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1853. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Hiram Bell practiced as a lawyer again. He died on December 21, 1855 in Greenville, where he was also buried.