- Terrel Bell
name =Terrel Howard Bell
office =United States Secretary of Education
term_start =January 22, 1981
term_end =January 20, 1985
birth_date = November 11, 1921
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
death_date = death date and age|1996|6|22|1921|11|11
Salt Lake City, Utah
Early life and career
Bell was born and educated in
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. When Bell was eight his father died. [ [http://gospelink.com/next/doc?book_doc_id=350106 Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History - BELL, TERREL H ] ] Bell graduated from the Albion Normal School in Idaho. After this he served as a school superintendent of various schools in Idaho and Wyoming.
Bell spent much of his professional career in
Utah. He served as a sergeant in the Marinesduring World War II, and returned to Idaho to get his education. After earning a B.A. from the Southern Idaho College of Educationat Albion in 1946, Bell started a career as a high school teacher and bus driver. He later earned an M.A. from the University of Idahoin 1954, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Utahin 1961. Prior to serving as the U.S. Secretary of Education under President Reagan, Bell also served as the Utah Commissioner of Higher Education.
U.S. Secretary of Education
Appointed last in the Reagan cabinet, Bell was expected to preside over the dismantling of the Department of Education, but ran into the legal requirement that such a dismantling required legislation. He was well known, admired and repected in education circles, having risen from high school teacher through college professor to administrative positions. Bell stood out as a humble man in an administration of moneyed people -- he drove a
U-Haultruck from Utah to Washington when he moved, probably the only member of the Reagan cabinet to do so.
In 1981, Bell convinced Reagan to appoint a commission to study excellence in education. The 1983 report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education, titled
A Nation at Risk, started the drive for education reform with its conclusions, which included the claim that the nation was threatened by "a rising tide of mediocrity." [http://www.ed.gov/pubs/NatAtRisk/risk.html]
Resignation and post-political life
Though education's importance was highlighted by the reform drive, Reagan continued to try to reduce funding at the Department of Education. Bell served for Reagan's first term, resigning in January 1985. He returned to Utah, and joined the faculty at the
University of Utah. In 1988, he published his memoirentitled "The Thirteenth Man: A Reagan Cabinet Memoir" (ISBN 0-02-902351-3).
"There are three things to emphasize in teaching: The first is motivation, thesecond is motivation, and the third is (you guessed it) motivation."Terrel H. Bell, U.S. Secretary of Education, 1981-1985(Bell, 1995)
Bell died in
Salt Lake City, Utahon June 22, 1996.
Note of interest
As the last member of the cabinet to be appointed, Bell was often the one designated to stay at home during the
State of the Union Addressand other functions, to succeed to the presidency if all others in the chain of succession were incapacitated.Fact|date=February 2007
*cite web |accessdate=2007-04-22
title=Secretary of Education: Terrel H. Bell (1981 - 1984)
work=Essays on Ronald Wilson Reagan and His Administration
publisher=Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
*"The World Almanac 1997", Obituaries, p.74.
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