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Bell John

Bell, John, was born in 1797 in Tennessee. A barrister, he became in 1827 a member of Congress, in 1834 Speaker, and in 1841 Secretary for War. In 1847 he withdrew to the Senate, and in 1860 was nominated for the Presidency. He was not returned, however, and retired from active political life, dying in 1869.