03/21/1798 - 10/05/1850

BUTLER, Chester Pierce, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, March 21, 1798 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa.; attended, Wilkes-Barre Academy; graduated, Princeton College, 1817; attended, Litchfield Law School; trustee, Wilkes-Barre Academy (1818-1838); lawyer (1820-1850); appointed, register and recorder, Luzerne County (1821-1824); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as an Anti-Mason for the 1832-1833 term; reelected to the House as a Whig for the 1838-1839, 1840, and 1844 terms; elected, delegate, Whig National Convention (1844); elected, United States Congress (1847-1850); died while in office of Congress, October 5, 1850 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Chester Pierce Butler went on to serve in congress

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