Adam Carr Bell

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The Hon.
Adam Carr Bell
Senator for Pictou, Nova Scotia
In office
October 23, 1911 – October 30, 1912
Appointed by Robert Borden
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Pictou
In office
Preceded by Charles Hibbert Tupper
Succeeded by Edward Mortimer Macdonald
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Pictou
In office
Personal details
Born (1847-11-11)November 11, 1847
Pictou, Nova Scotia
Died October 30, 1912(1912-10-30) (aged 64)
Montreal, Quebec[1]
Political party Conservative
Other political
Nova Scotia Conservative
Cabinet Provincial Secretary (1882)

Adam Carr Bell (November 11, 1847 – October 30, 1912) was a Canadian politician.[2]

Born in Pictou, Nova Scotia,[2] the son of Basil Bell and Mary Carr, Bell was educated in New Glasgow, Sackville Academy, and Glasgow University.[3] From 1876 to 1877, he was the first mayor of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia (he was mayor again from 1884 to 1885). He was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1878. In 1882, he was Provincial Secretary in the cabinet of John Thompson. From 1882 to 1887 he was the Conservative Party leader and Leader of the Opposition.[2]

In 1896, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the electoral district of Pictou. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1900. He was defeated in 1904 and 1911.[2]

In 1911, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Robert Borden representing the senatorial division of Pictou, Nova Scotia. He died in office the following year in 1912.[2]


  1. Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Adam Carr Bell – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. The Canadian men and women of the time : a handbook of Canadian biography of living characters
Political offices
Preceded by
Leader of the Opposition of the Province of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by
William McKay