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  BEDELL: See also George Walter Allaman — Irving Bedell Dudley — Susan Gillean-Bedell — William Arthur Heal — James Bedell McKean — John T. McManus — Clarence Buell Meggison — Mrs. G. Bedell Moore — Walter Bedell Smith
  Bedell, Abraham — of Hempstead, Queens County (now Nassau County), Long Island, N.Y. Born in New York. Postmaster at Hempstead, N.Y., 1816. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Archie See G. Archie Bedell
  Bedell, Berkley Warren (b. 1921) — also known as Berkley Bedell — of Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa. Born in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa, March 5, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; founder and owner of the Berkley fishing tackle company; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1975-87; defeated, 1972. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Kiwanis; American Legion; Izaak Walton League. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Berkley Bedell and Virginia Price Bedell; married, August 29, 1943, to Elinor Healy Bedell.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Bedell, C. B. — of Berwick Branch, South Berwick, York County, Maine. Postmaster at Berwick Branch, Maine, 1887-1901. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Clinton J. — of Pennsylvania. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Cornelia F. — of Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932, 1936. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, David A. — Green. Candidate for Connecticut state senate 36th District, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Bedell, E. B. — of Freeport, Queens County (now Nassau County), Long Island, N.Y. Postmaster at Freeport, N.Y., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Eugene J. — of Keansburg, Monmouth County, N.J. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly District 5-B, 1972-73; defeated, 1959; member of New Jersey state senate 12th District, 1974-81; defeated, 1981. Still living as of 1981.
  Bedell, Forrest — of Reidsville, Rockingham County, N.C. Republican. Chair of Rockingham County Republican Party, 1952; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Frank S. — of Crown Point, Lake County, Ind. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, G. Archie — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1950 (Grand Traverse District), 1952 (Grand Traverse District), 1954 (Charlevoix District), 1956 (Charlevoix District). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Georgius W. E. — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Whig. Postmaster at Columbus, Ga., 1841-45. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Gilbert — of Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County, 1825, 1840, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Harry E. — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Ida A. — of Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y. Acting postmaster at Larchmont, N.Y., 1921. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, J. F. See Joel Ferree Bedell Jr.
  Bedell, Jeffrey — of Salinas, Monterey County, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Bedell, Joel Ferree, Jr. (1905-1992) — also known as J. F. Bedell, Jr.; "Free" — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., July 20, 1905. Democrat. Public affairs representative, Humble Oil and Refining Company; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1961-66; defeated, 1966. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary. Died September 12, 1992 (age 87 years, 54 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park, Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Joel Ferree Bedell and Cora W. (Kiger) Bedell; married, September 6, 1924, to Dorothy Jane Courtney.
  Bedell, Louis — of Orange County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1896-97, 1899-1906. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, M. J., Miss — of Richmond (now Staten Island), Richmond County, N.Y. Postmaster at Richmond, N.Y., 1881. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Ossian — of New York. U.S. Consul in Fort Erie, 1890-93, 1897-99. Burial location unknown.
  Bedell, Thomas, Jr. — of Greene County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Greene County 2nd District, 1852. Burial location unknown.

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