Theodore Arlington Bell

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Theodore Arlington Bell (July 25, 1872 – September 4, 1922) was a Democratic politician from California.


Born in Vallejo, California, he began his political career as District Attorney of Napa County, California between 1895-1903. He served in the 58th congress from 1903 to 1905 representing the 2nd district. In the 1904 election, he was defeated. He went on to run for governor of California in 1906, 1910, and 1918 but lost all 3 times. He was a delegate to the DNC in 1908 and 1912 and later switched parties to become a Republican in 1921. He was killed a year later in a car crash in Marin County, California.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel D. Woods
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Duncan E. McKinlay