James Ford Bell
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he moved with his family to Minneapolis, Minnesota. During World War I he was appointed by the Food and Drug Administration as chairman of the Milling Division. In 1918 he assisted Herbert Hoover's European Hunger Relief Mission and was awarded the Belgian Order of the Crown and membership in the French Legion of Honor. His red-roofed mansion still stands high on a hill overlooking Lake Minnetonka.
- Staff report (May 8, 1961). JAMES FORD BELL OF GENERAL MILLS; Founder of Concern Is Dead at 81 -- Was Philanthropist New York Times
- James Ford Bell Foundation
- James Ford Bell's personal papers are available at the Minnesota Historical Society.
- James Ford Bell papers, University Archives, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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