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Chester Otto CARRIER

(1897-1980)

CARRIER, Chester Otto, a Representative from Kentucky; born on a farm near Brownsville, Edmonson, County, Ky., May 5, 1897; attended the public schools of Grayson County, Ky., the University of West Virginia at Morgantown, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville at Louisville, Ky., in 1924; engaged in ranching in Wyoming for one year; took up railroading in Pennsylvania in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Leitchfield, Grayson County, Ky.; county attorney of Grayson County, 1925-1943; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward W. Creal and served from November 30, 1943, to January 3, 1945; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Leitchfield; retired to North Seminole, Fla., where he died September 24, 1980; interment in Clarkson Baptist Cemetery, Clarkson, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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