Son of Rev. Claudius Lysias and Mabel Pierce Chilton, q.v. he was named to honor Rev. Edward McKendree Bounds, q.v. In written correspondence he was sometimes addressed by his initials, ABC.
Arthur earned the LL.B from University of Alabama in 1916. He was practicing law in Alabama, but enlisted in the Army when the USA joined the Great War. He was soon made an aide-de-camp to General Douglas MacArthur. He shared duties with another aide-de camp named Dwight David Eisenhower. After the war, Arthur returned to law practice, also teaching law at U. Alabama, 1920-22. President Hoover appointed Arthur B. Chilton as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. In 1933, the new President could have removed him from this federal office, but Roosevelt deigned to do so, out of admiration for Mr. Chilton.
Like most of his siblings q.v., Arthur Bounds Chilton died young of the polycystic kidney disorder inherited from the maternal Pierce line. His wife, Frances Wheeler Chilton, q.v. outlived her husband by 54 years.
Frances Louise Wheeler Chilton
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