Terrel Bell

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Terrel H. Bell
2nd United States Secretary of Education
In office
January 22, 1981 – January 20, 1985
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byShirley M. Hufstedler
Succeeded byWilliam J. Bennett
Personal details
Born(1921-11-11)November 11, 1921
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, United States
DiedJune 22, 1996(1996-06-22) (aged 74)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Resting placeLarkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy, Utah, United States
Spouse(s)Betty Fitzgerald Bell
ChildrenMark F. Bell
Warren T. Bell
Glenn M. Bell
Peter F. Bell
ParentsWillard Dewain Bell
Alta Martin Bell
Alma materSouthern Idaho College of Education
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II

Terrel Howard Bell (November 11, 1921 – June 22, 1996) was an American politician. He was the second United States Secretary of Education. He was in the Ronald Reagan cabinet. He served from January 1981 through January 1985.

Bell was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He studied at Southern Idaho College of Education. Bell died in Salt Lake City from pulmonary fibrosis, aged 74.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Terrel Bell, Known for Defending Federal Role in Education, Dies". Education Week.org. July 10, 1996. Retrieved March 10, 2014.