Bell, Terrel Howard
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.
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