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Robert Bruce CHIPERFIELD

(1899-1971)

CHIPERFIELD, Robert Bruce, (son of Burnett Mitchell Chiperfield), a Representative from Illinois; born in Canton, Fulton County, Ill., November 20, 1899; educated in the public schools of Canton, Ill., Washington, D.C., and at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; served as a private during the First World War; attended Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.; was graduated from Harvard College in 1922 and from the law department of Boston University in 1925; was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Canton, Ill.; city attorney of Canton, Ill.; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1963); chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Eighty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resided in Canton, Ill., until his death there, April 9, 1971; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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