Chester H. Gross

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Chester H. Gross
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by Francis E. Walter
Succeeded by James F. Lind
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Preceded by Harry L. Haines
Succeeded by D. Emmert Brumbaugh
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded by Harry L. Haines
Succeeded by Harry L. Haines
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1929–1930
Personal details
Born (1888-10-13)October 13, 1888
East Manchester Township, Pennsylvania
Died January 9, 1973(1973-01-09) (aged 84)
York County, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Pennsylvania State College

Chester Heilman Gross (October 13, 1888 – January 9, 1973) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Chester H. Gross was born on a farm in East Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He attended Pennsylvania State College at State College, Pennsylvania. He served as township supervisor from 1918 to 1922, as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1929 and 1930, as school board director from 1931 to 1940, and as president of the State School Directors Association in 1939 and 1940.

Gross was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940. He returned to farming until he was elected to the Seventy-eighth and to the two succeeding Congresses, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948, defeated by Democrat James F. Lind. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 1954 and 1956. After his time in Congress he worked as a real estate salesman until retirement.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harry L. Haines
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

1939–1941
Succeeded by
Harry L. Haines
Preceded by
Harry L. Haines
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

1943–1945
Succeeded by
D. Emmert Brumbaugh
Preceded by
Francis E. Walter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

1945–1949
Succeeded by
James F. Lind