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Carolyn Vance Bell, Former Journalist, Dead at 93

March 10, 1987

OLNEY, Md. (AP) _ Carolyn Vance Bell, a founder of the former Women’s National Press Club, had died. She was 93.

Mrs. Bell, who began her newspaper career with the old New Orleans State newspaper, died Sunday at a nursing home.

She moved in 1917 to Washington, where she was a reporter and feature writer for the Newspaper Enterprise Association and wrote a column that occasionally appeared in The Washington Post.

After 10 years with the association, she worked as a free-lance writer. She also had a radio show during World War II.

In 1919, Mrs. Bell was one of six founders of the Women’s National Press Club, which later became the Washington Press Club. In 1985, the club merged with the National Press Club.

Her husband, Samuel W. Bell, former correspondent with the old New York Herald Tribune, died in 1965.

Mrs. Bell is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

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