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Chester O. Carrier

Chester Otto Carrier (May 5, 1897 – September 24, 1980) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Chester O. Carrier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th district
In office
November 30, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byEdward W. Creal
Succeeded byFrank Chelf
Personal details
Chester Otto Carrier

(1897-05-05)May 5, 1897
Brownsville, Kentucky
DiedSeptember 24, 1980(1980-09-24) (aged 83)
North Seminole, Florida
Political partyRepublican

Born on a farm near Brownsville, Edmonson, Kentucky, Carrier attended the public schools of Grayson County, Kentucky, West Virginia University, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville in 1924. He engaged in ranching in Wyoming for one year and took up railroading in Pennsylvania in 1920. He was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced practice in Leitchfield, Kentucky. He served as county attorney of Grayson County from 1925 to 1943.

Carrier was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward W. Creal and served from November 30, 1943, to January 3, 1945. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Leitchfield. He retired to North Seminole, Florida, where he died September 24, 1980. He was interred in Clarkson Baptist Cemetery, Clarkson, Kentucky.


  • United States Congress. "Chester O. Carrier (id: C000181)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward W. Creal
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th congressional district

November 30, 1943 – January 3, 1945
Succeeded by
Frank Chelf