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Chester H. Gross

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Chester H. Gross
Rep. Chester Gross of Pa., 10-26-39 LCCN2016876478 (cropped).jpg
Harris & Ewing photo, 1939
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byFrancis E. Walter
Succeeded byJames F. Lind
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byHarry L. Haines
Succeeded byD. Emmert Brumbaugh
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byHarry L. Haines
Succeeded byHarry L. Haines
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1888-10-13)October 13, 1888
East Manchester Township, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 9, 1973(1973-01-09) (aged 84)
York County, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materPennsylvania State College

Chester Heilman Gross (October 13, 1888 – January 9, 1973) was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Chester H. Gross was born on a farm in East Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He attended Pennsylvania State College at State College, Pennsylvania. He served as township supervisor from 1918 to 1922, as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1929 and 1930, as school board director from 1931 to 1940, and as president of the State School Directors Association in 1939 and 1940.

Gross was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940. He returned to farming until he was elected to the Seventy-eighth and to the two succeeding Congresses, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948, defeated by Democrat James F. Lind. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 1954 and 1956. After his time in Congress he worked as a real estate salesman until retirement.


  • United States Congress. "Chester H. Gross (id: G000493)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

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