Chester C. Bolton

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Chester C. Bolton
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1937
Preceded by Theodore E. Burton
Succeeded by Anthony A. Fleger
In office
January 3, 1939 – October 29, 1939
Preceded by Anthony A. Fleger
Succeeded by Frances P. Bolton
Personal details
Born Chester Castle Bolton
(1882-09-05)September 5, 1882
Cleveland, Ohio
Died October 29, 1939(1939-10-29) (aged 57)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting place Lake View Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Frances P. Bolton
Children Oliver P. Bolton
Alma mater Harvard University

Chester Castle Bolton (September 5, 1882 – October 29, 1939) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, husband of Frances P. Bolton and father of Oliver P. Bolton.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Bolton attended the public schools. He graduated from the University School, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1901 and from Harvard University in 1905. He was employed in the steel industry in Cleveland 1905-1917. He served as member of the Ohio National Guard 1905-1915. Commissioned a captain in the Reserve Corps and ordered into active service in March 1917. Detailed first to the War Industries Board, then served as aide to the Assistant Secretary of War. Transferred to the General Staff in 1917. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and detailed to the One Hundred and First Division as Assistant Chief of Staff. He was discharged in December 1918. He returned to Cleveland, Ohio, and served as a director of several large business corporations. He also engaged in raising and breeding cattle. He served as member of the Lyndhurst Village Council 1918-1921. He served in the State senate 1923-1928, serving as president pro tempore in 1927 and 1928. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928.

Bolton was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1937). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress. He served as chairman of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee in 1934 and 1936. He resumed his former business pursuits.

Bolton was elected to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Cleveland, Ohio, October 29, 1939. He was interred in Lake View Cemetery.


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