Holifield, Chet 1903-

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Chester Earl Holifield was born in Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky, December 3, 1903; moved with his family to Springdale, Arkansas in 1912; attended the public schools; moved to Montebello, California in 1920 and engaged in the manufacture and selling of men's apparel, 1920-1943; chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central committee of the Fifty-first District 1934-1938; chairman of the California State Central committee of the Twelfth Congressional District 1938-1940; delegate to each Democratic National Convention from 1940 to 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Government Operations (Ninety-first through Ninety-third Congresses), Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Eighty-seventh, Eighty-ninth, and Ninety-first Congresses); member, President's Special Evaluation Commission on Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll, 1946; congressional adviser to international conferences on uses of atomic energy, nuclear weapons testing, water desalinization, and disarmament; resumed the manufacture and selling of men's apparel; died February 6, 1995.

From the description of Chester Earl Holifield papers, circa 1944-1974. (San Leandro Community Library). WorldCat record id: 695072410

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From the description of Reminiscences of Chester E. Holifield : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122598168

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Holifield, Chester Earl - born in Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky, December 3, 1903; moved with his family to Springdale, Arkansas in 1912; attended the public schools; moved to Montebello, California in 1920 and engaged in the manufacture and selling of men's apparel, 1920-1943; chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central committee of the Fifty-first District 1934-1938; chairman of the California State Central committee of the Twelfth Congressional District 1938-1940; delegate to each Democratic National Convention from 1940 to 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; chairman, Committee on Government Operations (Ninety-first through Ninety-third Congresses), Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Eighty-seventh, Eighty-ninth, and Ninety-first Congresses); member, President's Special Evaluation Commission on Atomic Bomb Tests at Bikini Atoll, 1946; congressional adviser to international conferences on uses of atomic energy, nuclear weapons testing, water desalinization, and disarmament; resumed the manufacture and selling of men's apparel; died February 6, 1995.

From the guide to the Chester Earl Holifield papers, circa 1944-1974, (USC Libraries Special Collections)

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referencedIn Wilson, Robert E. (Robert Erastus), 1893-1964. Robert E. Wilson papers, 1920-1964 (bulk 1945-1964). Library of Congress
creatorOf Holifield, Chet, 1903-. Reminiscences of Chester E. Holifield : oral history, 1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Cabinet Room tape number 64 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Olindo R. Angelillo papers, 1925-1983 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) Office of the Director. Office of the Director Ceremonial and Visitation Collection, 1960 - 1973. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Glenn Theodore Seaborg Papers, 1866-1999, (bulk 1940-1998) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980. Papers, 1922-1980, bulk 1940-1951. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Robert E. Wilson Papers, 1920-1964, (bulk 1945-1964) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Carl Bert Albert Congressional papers, 1910-1998, bulk 1946-1998. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Peirson M. Hall papaers, 1908-1979 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf Chester Earl Holifield papers, circa 1944-1974 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Glenn T. Seaborg papers, 1866-1999 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Holifield, Chet, 1903-. Chester Earl Holifield papers, circa 1944-1974. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
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associatedWith Albert, Carl Bert, 1908-2000. person
associatedWith Angelillo, Olindo R. person
associatedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. person
associatedWith Democratic National Convention corporateBody
associatedWith Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980. person
associatedWith Hall, Peirson M. (Peirson Mitchell), 1894-1979 person
associatedWith House Democratic Caucus (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Scobie, Ingrid Winther, 1943-, person
correspondedWith Seaborg, Glenn Theodore, 1912- person
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Atomic Energy Commission corporateBody
correspondedWith Wilson, Robert E. (Robert Erastus), 1893-1964. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
California
Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
United States
United States
California
Los Angeles (Calif.)
United States
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Subject
Consumer protection
Elections
Legislation
Legislation
Nuclear energy
Nuclear energy
Politicians
Politicians
Politicians
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Birth 1903-12-03

Death 1995-02-06

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