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James Mitchell CHASE

(1891-1945)

CHASE, James Mitchell, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Glen Richey, Clearfield County, Pa., December 19, 1891; attended the public schools, the high school at Clearfield, Pa., and was graduated from the law department of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1916; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Clearfield, Pa.; enlisted in the Air Service and served with the American Expeditionary Forces 1917-1919; commander of the American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, in 1924 and 1925; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed the practice of law; died in Clearfield, Pa., January 1, 1945; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.

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

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