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Chester Heilman GROSS

(1888-1973)

GROSS, Chester Heilman, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm in East Manchester Township, York County, Pa., October 13, 1888; attended the rural schools, a business college in York, Pa., and Pennsylvania State College at State College; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as township supervisor 1918-1922; member of the State house of representatives in 1929 and 1930; school board director 1931-1940; president of the State School Directors Association in 1939 and 1940; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits near Manchester, Pa.; elected to the Seventy-eighth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress and for the Republican nomination in 1954 and 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; real estate salesman until retirement, December 31, 1969; resided in York, Pa., until his death there January 9, 1973; interment in Manchester Lutheran Cemetery, Manchester, Pa.

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

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