Thomas Miller Bell

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Thomas Miller Bell
Member of Parliament
for St. John—Albert
In office
Preceded by Daniel Riley
Succeeded by riding renamed
Member of Parliament
for Saint John—Lancaster
In office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Mike Landers
Personal details
Born (1923-01-11)January 11, 1923
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died November 12, 1996(1996-11-12) (aged 73)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Saint John
Profession barrister

Thomas Miller Bell (January 11, 1923 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada – November 12, 1996) was a Canadian politician, lawyer and barrister. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Progressive Conservative Party to represent the riding of St. John—Albert in 1953. He became Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce in 1957. This position was succeeded by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada for which he served three terms. He became the Chief Opposition Whip in 1968 until 1973 followed by Opposition House Leader of the Progressive Conservatives. He was also a member of the Standing Joint Committee on the Parliamentary Restaurant for two terms. He was defeated in 1974, after serving two terms for Saint John—Lancaster. Prior to his federal political experience, he served in the Merchant Navy during World War II. His grandfather, Thomas Bell, also was a Member of Parliament.