William Edwin Chilton

William Edwin Chilton

Birth
Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Death 7 Nov 1939 (aged 82)
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7619093 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. He graduated from Shelton College, taught school, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced to practice law in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1882. He also engaged in the newspaper publishing business and was prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County in 1883. In addition, he was chairman of the Democratic State executive committee in 1892 and West Virginia Secretary of State, (1893-97). In 1911, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving until 1917. After leaving the Senate, he resumed the practice of law and the newspaper publishing business until his death at age 81.

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  • Added: 25 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7619093
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Edwin Chilton (17 Mar 1857–7 Nov 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7619093, citing Teays Hill Cemetery, Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .