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Chester A. Chesney
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 11th district
|Chauncey W. Reed|
|Timothy P. Sheehan|
Chester Anton Chesney
March 9, 1916
|Died||September 20, 1986 (aged 70)|
Marco Island, Florida
|Alma mater||DePaul University|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1941-1946|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||227 lb (103 kg)|
|Chicago Bears (1939-1940)|
He later played professional football with the Chicago Bears in 1939 and 1940.
He entered the United States Air Force in June 1941 as a private and was discharged as a major in 1946 with service in the Pacific and European Theaters. He served as assistant chief of special service, Veterans Administration, Hines, Illinois, in 1946 and 1947.
After the war, he took graduate work at Northwestern University Graduate Commerce School in 1947. He became an Executive with Montgomery Ward & Co., in 1948 and 1949. He later served as vice-president and director of Avondale Savings & Loan Association.
Chesney was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1951). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress, though served as delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.