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Chester E. Holifield

American politician

Died when: 91 years 65 days (1094 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Chester E. Holifield

Chester Earl "Chet" Holifield (December 3, 1903 – February 6, 1995) was a businessman and politician, a United States Representative from California's 19th congressional district.

He was known for his work on issues of atomic energy.He was born in Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky.He moved with his family to Springdale, Arkansas in 1912.

After attending public schools, he moved to Montebello, California in 1920.There he worked in the manufacture and selling of men's apparel from 1920 to 1943.

Becoming active in Democratic Party politics, Holifield was chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central committee of the 51st District from 1934 to 1938.

He was chair of the California State Central committee of the 12th congressional district from 1938 to 1940.He was also a delegate to each Democratic National Convention from 1940 to 1964.

Holifield was elected as a Democrat representing the 19th congressional district to the 78th and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses.

He served from January 3, 1943 until his resignation on December 31, 1974.He was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the 94th Congress.

Holifield resumed the manufacture and selling of men's apparel after leaving Congress.He died on February 6, 1995.


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