Photo credit:

Garner, Winfield Scott, ed.  Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Philadelphia: Gresham Publishing Company, 1893.


Sessions Office Position District Party
1865 Representative Republican
1866 Representative Republican
1867 Representative Republican
Counties Chester


09/21/1828 - 06/03/1897

WADDELL, William Bell, a Representative from Chester County; born, September 21, 1828 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Princeton College (now Princeton University), 1849; read law under Joseph Hemphill; major, 10th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1862, Civil War); attorney (1852-1887); elected, burgess, West Chester (1857); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1864, 1865 and 1866; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1867); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (March 15, 1872-1873); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1884); judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Chester County (appointed, 1887, elected, 1888-1897; president judge, 1888-1897); died, June 3, 1897 in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interred, Oakland Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.