Chilton, William E. (William Edwin), 1858-1939

American politician

William Edwin Chilton was a United States Senator from West Virginia. Born in Colesmouth, Virginia, he attended public and private schools and graduated from Shelton College in St. Albans. He taught school, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1880, commencing practice in Charleston, West Virginia in 1882. He also engaged in the newspaper publishing business, and was prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County in 1883. In 1892 he was chairman of the Democratic State executive committee and was Secretary of State of West Virginia from 1893 to 1897. (Source: Wikipedia)

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  • United States. Congress. Senate (1911-1917)

  • Chilton, W. E. (William Edwin) 1858-1939
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