Belden H. Bell, Heritage Foundation Trustee Since 2000.
Belden Bell was deputy chief of staff for vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp. He spent five years working at the Organization of American States as ambassador to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Bell also served as a legislative affairs specialist at the U.S. Information Agency and US State Department and was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Affairs under President Ronald Reagan. A former assistant Attorney General of Indiana, Bell has also been a deputy director of the House Republican Study Committee. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
A resident of Alexandria, Va., Bell is an alumnus of Dartmouth College and has earned degrees from Emory University Law School and Indiana University. Author of the book "Nicaragua: An Ally Under Siege," Bell has also contributed articles to Human Events and The Washington Post.