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Bell, Terrel Howard

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators, Educators

1921 – Born on the 11th of november in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.

         – He served as a seargent in the Marines during World War II.

1946 – Earned a B.A. from the Southern Idaho College of Education at Albion.

         – Bell started a career as a high school teacher and bus driver.

1954 – He earned an M.A. from the University of Idaho.

1961 – Ph.D. in education from the University of Utah.

1974-1976 – He served as the Utah Commissioner of Higher Education.

1981 – Bell convinced Reagan to appoint a commission to study excellence in education.

         – Served as the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Reagan.

1983 – Oversaw issuing of report "A Nation at Risk".

1985 – Bell served for Reagan’s first term, resigning in January. He returned to Utah, and joined the faculty at the University of Utah.

1988 – Published his memoir entitled The Thirteenth Man: A Reagan Cabinet Memoir.

1991 – wrote "How to Shape Up Our Nation’s Schools".

1996 – Died in Salt Lake City, Utah on 22nd of June.