Thomas Montgomery Bell

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Thomas Montgomery Bell (March 17, 1861 – March 18, 1941) was an American politician who served as House majority whip from 1913 to 1915.

Bell was born in Nacoochee Valley, near Cleveland, Georgia. He graduated from Moore's Business University at Atlanta, then taught public school in Cleveland from 1878 to 1879. He then worked as a traveling salesman for several years. He served as clerk of the superior court of Hall County, Georgia from 1898 to 1904, then was elected as a congress member in the Democratic Party of the United States, serving from March 4, 1905 to March 4, 1931. He served as majority whip from 1913 to 1915. After an unsuccessful renomination in 1930, he returned to the private sector and died in Gainesville, Georgia.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Farish Carter Tate
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1905 – March 4, 1931
Succeeded by
John Stephens Wood
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Wilbur Dwight (R-NY) (No majority (Democratic) whip 1911-1913; Dwight was Majority whip 1909–1911)
House Majority Whip
1913–1915
Succeeded by
Harold Knutson (R-MN) (No majority (Democratic) whip 1915-1919; Knutson was whip 1919–1923)
Preceded by
James Tilghman Lloyd (MO) (The Democrats had no whip 1909–1913; Lloyd served 1901–1908)
House Democratic Whip
1913–1915
Succeeded by
William Allan Oldfield (AR) (The Democrats had no whip 1915–1921; Oldfield served 1921–1928)