Chester G. Atkins

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Chester G. Atkins
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Atkins in 2000
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byJames Shannon
Succeeded byMarty Meehan
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1948-04-14) April 14, 1948 (age 73)
Political partyDemocratic

Chester Greenough Atkins (born April 14, 1948) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He is a Democrat from Massachusetts.[1]

Born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1948, he graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1966 and Antioch College in 1970.

Atkins began his political career in the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he served from 1970 to 1971 and later served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1972 to 1984. When James Shannon vacated Massachusetts' 5th District to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, Atkins ran for the seat in 1984 and was elected to the Ninety-Ninth and the next three succeeding Congresses. Losing renomination in 1992 to Marty Meehan, Atkins left the House in January 1993.

He is a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brownson, Charles Bruce; Brownson, Anna L. (1991). Congressional staff directory: Advance locator for Capitol Hill. Congressional Staff Directory. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-0-87289-089-3. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  2. ^

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Shannon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Marty Meehan