College of Law Class of 1925




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Forrest Pendleton Bell, LL.B.

Hartford, Kentucky

President Democratic Club; President Ohio County Club; President Dormitory Council; Henry Clay Law Society.

“Bolshevik” still looks for an argument, but it has been rumored that a certain young lady has consulted the sphinx and cast a spell upon him which will soon settle all questions for debate. The plan - so the story goes - is that Forrest will then ”lock-step” it back to the mountains and settle down to the practice of law.

-The Kentuckian, 1925

Forrest Pendleton Bell (December 17, 1892 - February 24, 1967) was born in Buford, Kentucky to Samuel William Bell and Laura Shown. Bell worked as a public school teacher in Buford before attending the University of Kentucky. After graduation, he practiced law in Hartford, Kentucky. Bell served one term as Ohio County attorney. He later worked as the postmaster for 40 years. After retiring from that position, Bell served as the attorney for the Ohio County Water District. He married Grace McCoy in 1942.