George H. Bell was raised in Klamath Falls. He served in the Navy as a signalman for three years, then attended Southern Oregon College, UCLA, and the University of Oregon on the GI Bill. His career involved Higher Education, Journalism, and State Government. He was a columnist for The Oregonian and an anchor for KGW-TV. He served eight years as Assistant Secretary of State for Oregon. He published widely with op-ed pieces and feature stories, as well as two books of poetry. His volunteer work included the Board of Trustees of the State Library, the Student Assistance Commission, and the State Parks and Recreation Board. Honors include Education Supporter of the Year and Honorary Life Member of the Oregon Library Association. George Bell passed away on December 29, 2015.
An Interview with William Stafford: 1966
Morning in Medford
My Father's Son
To Frankie On Her Thirty-fifth Birthday