Hiram Bell Hiram Bell (April 22, 1808-December 21, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from the Ohio's Third Congressional District of Ohio.
Bell was born in Salem, Vermont and attended the public schools of his native city.
In 1826, his parents moved the family to Hamilton, Ohio. There he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1829, when he commenced practice in Greenville, Ohio. Hiram Bell married Lusina Clark in Darke county on July 25, 1832; they had two children.
In 1829 and 1834 he was elected auditor of Darke County, Ohio. He served three terms in the Ohio house of representatives in 1836, 1837, and 1840.
In 1850, he ran successfully for Congress as a Whig from the third district. After the redistricting following the 1850 census, he did not stand for re-election in the new district in 1852.
He engaged in the practice of law in Greenville where he died a few years later. He is interred in the Greenville Cemetery.
Preceded by: Robert C. Schenck U.S. Representative from Ohio's District 3 1851 - 1853 Succeeded by: Lewis D. Campbell