Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Bolton, Chester Castle

Bolton, Chester Castle (husband of Frances P. Bolton), a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Ohio, September 5, 1882; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University School, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1901 and from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., in 1905; employed in the steel industry in Cleveland 1905-1917; member of the Ohio National Guard 1905-1915; during the First World War was commissioned a captain in the Reserve Corps and ordered into active service in March 1917; detailed first to the War Industries Board, then served as aide to the Assistant Secretary of War; transferred to the General Staff in 1917 and ordered to the War College for a course of instruction in officers’ field training in 1918; promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and detailed to the One Hundred and First Division as Assistant Chief of Staff; discharged in December 1918; after the war returned to Cleveland, Ohio, and served as a director of several large business corporations and as trustee of various civic and educational institutions; also engaged in raising and breeding cattle; member of the Lyndhurst Village Council 1918-1921; served in the State senate 1923-1928, serving as president pro tempore in 1927 and 1928; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Kansas City in 1928; elected as a Republican to the Severity-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; served as chairman of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee in 1934 and 1936; resumed his former business pursuits; elected to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Cleveland, Ohio, October 29, 1939; interment in Lake View Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Bolton, Chester Castle," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.865 Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DA5TF8VGPSP9UK4.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Bolton, Chester Castle." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.865, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DA5TF8VGPSP9UK4.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Bolton, Chester Castle' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.865. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DA5TF8VGPSP9UK4.