WILLIAM BELL, JR., of Licking county, was born in Licking county, Ohio, August 23, 1828, in which county he
has ever since resided. He received a very good education in the common schools and in the Martinsburg Academy,
after which he returned to the farm. He was elected Sheriff of Licking county in 1852, serving two years. In 1855
he was appointed Postmaster at Newark, Ohio, under the administration of Pierce, which place he held until 1858,
when he resigned it to accept the nomination of Sheriff of the county, to which he was elected, serving four years.
He then engaged in the queensware and grocery trade until 1864, when he was elected Auditor of the county, which
place he held and filled creditably to himself and his county for six years and eight months. He made one of the
best of County Auditors. He is one of the most social members of the House, to which he was elected in
He was married in 1866.
Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872
Ohio State Officials and the 60th General Assembly
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