Robert Cook Bell

Personal

Birthday: 
11/1/1880
Birthplace: 
Harrisonville, MO
Date of Death: 
3/17/1964
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1908-1916
Special assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Minnesota, 1916-1918, 1921
Special assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, Denver, Colorado, 1918-1920
Private practice, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 1921-1933
Counsel, Red Lake Indians, Minnesota, 1927-1933
Counsel, Pillager Indians, Minnesota, 1930-1933
State senator, Minnesota, 1928-1933

Education

Name of School: 

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law

The MU School of Law aspires to be the school of choice for outstanding students, both from Missouri and other states. As a national leader in the field of dispute resolution, we seek to complement a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a problem-solving endeavor. We strive to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars who are committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. We also strive to offer an intellectually rigorous and collegial environment for the study of law. Furthermore, we seek to graduate well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to be leaders in promoting justice.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1908

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Court Name: 

Minnesota District Court

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/13/1933
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/1/1961
Termination Date: 
3/17/1964
Termination Reason: 
Death
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