Interview with Bob Bell, October 13, 2017
Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project
Bob Bell grew up in Atlanta in the 1930s-1940s. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952 and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Georgia's Atlanta Division in 1954. Bell ran as a Republican for the Georgia House of Representatives in 1968 in District 73, Post 1 in DeKalb County, at a time when there were multimember districts. Subsequently, Bell won election to the Fifth District in the Georgia Senate, where he served as the Minority Whip. In 1982, he ran as a Republican nominee for governor. Bell succeeded Fred Cooper as chairman of the Republican Party in Georgia from 1983-1985.
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Peachtree Corners, Georgia
Bob Bell and Ashton Ellett, “Interview with Bob Bell, October 13, 2017,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 13, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL425TPGA/RBRL425TPGA-016.