Hiram Bell

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Hiram Bell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by Robert C. Schenck
Succeeded by Lewis D. Campbell
Personal details
Born (1808-04-22)April 22, 1808
Salem, Vermont
Died December 21, 1855(1855-12-21) (aged 47)
Greenville, Ohio
Resting place Greenville Cemetery
Political party Whig

Hiram Bell (April 22, 1808 – December 21, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from the Ohio's Third Congressional District.

Bell was born in Salem (now Derby), Vermont, and attended the public schools of his native town. In 1826, his parents moved the family to Hamilton, Ohio. There he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1829, when he commenced practice in Greenville, Ohio. Hiram Bell married Lusina Clark in Darke County on July 25, 1832; they had two children.

In 1829 and 1834 he was elected auditor of Darke County, Ohio. He served three terms in the Ohio house of representatives in 1836, 1837, and 1840.

In 1850, he ran successfully for Congress as a Whig from the third district. After the redistricting following the 1850 census, he did not stand for re-election in the new district in 1852.

He engaged in the practice of law in Greenville where he died a few years later, aged 47. He is interred in the Greenville Cemetery.