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Chester Louis MIZE

(1917-1994)

MIZE, Chester Louis, a Representative from Kansas; born in Atchison, Kans., December 25, 1917; attended the public schools; student at the University of Kansas School of Business Administration, 1935-1939; joined the United States Naval Reserve in 1940, served on active duty in the South Pacific Theater, 1941-1945, and was released to inactive service as a lieutenant commander; awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V; treasurer of a hardware company, 1945-1951; vice president of Locomotive Finished Materials Co., 1951-1958; vice president of Valley Co., Inc., 1958-1964; owned and operated a cattle ranch in New Mexico and a farm in Atchison County, Kans.; past member of the Atchison School Board; chairman, board of trustees of Mount St. Scholastica College, Atchison, Kans.; member of the School of Business Administration Advisory Board and the athletic board of the University of Kansas; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth, Ninetieth, and Ninety-first Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1971), unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; chairman, United States Tariff Commission, 1971; was a resident of La Jolla, Calif., until his death there on January 11, 1994.

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

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