Bell County Attorneys since 1867

The following individuals served as Bell County Attorney since 1867.  The dates shown are, for the most part, election dates; the candidate may have not taken office until the first of the year:

Erasmus Walker  January 7, 1867  - December 24, 1870
Nathaniel C. Evans December 24, 1870  - ??
Henry Furman February 15, 1876  - November 12, 1877
B.B. Seat November 12, 1877  - November 5, 1878
J.M. Rosborough November 5, 1878  - November 2, 1880
D.E. Patterson November 2, 1880  - November 7, 1882
John M. Furman November 7, 1882  - November 2, 1886
W.T. Shannon November 2, 1886  - April 2, 1890
Brown F. Lee April 2, 1890  - November 3, 1896
W.W. Hair November 3, 1896  - November 6, 1900
A. Lon Curtis November 6, 1900  - November 8, 1904
E.J. Hill November 8, 1904  - November 3, 1908
John L. Ward November 3, 1908  - January 17, 1912
James H. Evetts January 17, 1912  - November 5, 1912
A.D. Dyess November 5, 1912  - November 7, 1916
Huling P. Robertson Jr. November 7, 1916  - August 30, 1918
Lewis  H. Jones August 30, 1918  - October 9, 1919
Few Brewster October 9, 1919  - January 1, 1923
James Henry Taylor, Sr. January 3, 1923  - November 6, 1928
W.A. Messer November 6, 1928  - November 8, 1932
James K. Evetts November 8, 1932  - November 6, 1934
Byron George Skelton November 6, 1934  - November 8, 1938
W.A. Messer November 8, 1938  - November 1, 1941
Lee Curtis November 1, 1941  - July 1, 1946
Jim D. Bowmer July 1, 1946  - August 18, 1947
Martin M. White August 18, 1947  - November 2, 1948
James Henry Taylor, Jr. November 2, 1948  - November 4, 1952
C.W. Pearcy, Jr. November 4, 1952  - November 6, 1956
Stanley Kacir November 6, 1956   - February 2, 1960
W.A. Messer  February 2, 1960  - November 8, 1960
John T. Cox November 8, 1960  - November 30, 1970
Joe Carroll, Jr. December 1, 1970  - November 13, 1972
William Earl Bachus, Jr. November 13, 1972  - May 1, 1975
Arthur C. "Cappy" Eads May 1, 1975  - November 2, 1976
Patrick "Pat" Ridley November 2, 1976  - November 4, 1992
Richard J. "Rick" Miller November 4, 1992  - November 6, 2012
James E. "Jim" Nichols November 6, 2012  - Present

It is noted that many of these former County Attorneys went on to serve in other distinguished positions, such as County Judge, District Attorney, and District Judge.