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  Chilton, William E.
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NameWilliam E. Chilton
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Charleston, West Virginia , United States
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Born March 17, 1858
DiedNovember 07, 1939 (81 years)
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Apr 13, 2019 08:21pm
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InfoSenator from West Virginia; born in Colesmouth (now St. Albans), Kanawha County, W.Va. (then Virginia), March 17, 1858; attended public and private schools and graduated from Shelton College, St. Albans, W.Va.; taught school; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Charleston, W.Va., in 1882; also engaged in the newspaper publishing business; prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County in 1883; chairman of the Democratic State executive committee in 1892; secretary of state of West Virginia 1893-1897; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1917; chairman, Committee on Census (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Printing (Sixty-fourth Congress); unsuccessfully contested the election of Howard Sutherland to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1917; resumed the practice of law and the newspaper publishing business in Charleston, W.Va.; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1924 and again in 1934; died in Charleston, W.Va., November 7, 1939; interment in Teay�s Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, W.Va.


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  08/07/1934 WV US Senate - D Primary Lost 15.07% (-22.96%)
  11/04/1924 WV US Senate Lost 47.72% (-3.19%)
  11/07/1916 WV US Senate Lost 48.17% (-1.97%)
  03/03/1911 WV US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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