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Alexander Dunlop Bell

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Preceded by  Ernest Macnaghten
Name  Alexander Bell
Profession  Businessman

Died  March 1937 (aged 63)
Role  Businessman
Alexander Dunlop Bell
Born  November 4, 1873 Angus, Scotland (1873-11-04)

Succeeded by  Harry Edward Arnhold

Alexander Dunlop Bell (1873–1937) was a businessman who served as the chairman of the Shanghai Municipal Council from 1932 to 1934.



Bell was born November 14, 1873 in Angus, Scotland. He was the son of Reverend Benjamin Bell and Margaret (Dunlop) Bell. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1896, M.A. 1900. He married Nora Sunderland in Manchester on June 24, 1903.

Bell moved to Shanghai in 1907 and joined Barlow and Co, importers. He was manager of the firm until 1930 when he retired from executive duties. He was a member of the board of directors of the Shanghai Gas Company, Shanghai Water Works and Gordon & Co. He was also trustee of the estate of Henry Lester

Bell was a member of the Shanghai Municipal Council from 1924. He was elected Chairman in 1932 and 1933.


Bell died in March 1937 in Shanghai. With the closing of foreign cemeteries in the 1950s in Shanghai, his grave was reinterred at Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong in 1956.


Alexander Dunlop Bell Wikipedia