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Arthur H. Bell

Arthur H. Bell (c1890-c1980) was a Bloomfield, New Jersey lawyer. He was also the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan for New Jersey. In 1926 he headed a group that converted Camp Evans into a Klan resort. In the same year he was paid $1,596.96 by King Kleagle of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey, to save their son, Roscoe Carl Ziegler from charges of embezzlement. In 1928 he called the New York Governor, Al Smith unfit to lead. In 1940 James Colescott had him removed as head of the Klan of New Jersey. He was also vice president of the German American Bund. Eventually he had changed his outlook and said, "I think tolerance should be taught in the public schools. His wife's name was Leah.

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