Burnett M. Chiperfield
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Born in Dover, Illinois, Chiperfield attended the public schools of Illinois and Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and was a lawyer in private practice and prosecuting attorney for Fulton County, Illinois from 1896 to 1900. He served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1903 to 1913. He was secretary and trustee of the Western Illinois State Normal School (now Western Illinois University), Macomb, Illinois from 1904 to 1909.
He served in the Illinois National Guard for twenty years. He served in the Spanish-American War, and was later in the Judge Advocate General's Department from 1917 to 1919 and 1921 to 1934. He was also a banker.
Chiperfield was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Sixty-third Congress in 1912. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917). He did not seek renomination, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1920 and 1936.
Chiperfield was elected simultaneously as a Republican to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative-elect Edward J. King (November 4, 1930-March 3, 1933).
He died on June 24, 1940, in Canton, Illinois, and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.
- Burnett M. Chiperfield at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-5-15
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