Interview with Bob Bell, October 13, 2017

Collection: Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

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Description

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.

Date

2017-10-13

Identifier

RBRL425TPGA-016

Coverage

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Location

Peachtree Corners, Georgia

Duration

102 minutes



Citation

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.