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Carl Richard Chindblom (December 21, 1870 – September 12, 1956) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Carl R. Chindblom
Carl R. Chindblom, Ill. LCCN2016845066 (cropped).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byGeorge Edmund Foss
Succeeded byJames Simpson Jr.
Personal details
Born(1870-12-21)December 21, 1870
Chicago, Illinois
DiedSeptember 12, 1956(1956-09-12) (aged 85)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

Born in Chicago, Illinois to Swedish immigrant parents,[1] Chindblom attended the public schools. He was graduated from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, in 1890 and from the Kent College of Law (Lake Forest University, now part of Chicago-Kent College of Law) at Chicago in 1898. He was a teacher in Martin Luther College in Chicago 1893-1896.

He was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced the practice of law in Chicago, Illinois. He served as delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1916. He was attorney for the Illinois State Board of Health in 1905 and 1906. He served as member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners 1906-1910. He was county attorney of Cook County 1912-1914. He served as master in chancery of the circuit court of Cook County 1916-1918.

Chindblom was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932. He resumed the practice of law in Chicago, Illinois, until his death. He was a referee in bankruptcy in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1934-1942. He died in Chicago, Illinois, September 12, 1956. He was interred in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "Carl R. Chindblom (id: C000361)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1880", FamilySearch, retrieved March 13, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George E. Foss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Simpson, Jr.