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James Mitchell Chase

James Mitchell Chase (December 19, 1891 – February 5, 1945) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

James Mitchell Chase
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byWilliam I. Swoope
Succeeded byJ. Banks Kurtz
Personal details
Born(1891-12-19)December 19, 1891
Glen Richey, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 5, 1945(1945-02-05) (aged 53)
Political partyRepublican

BiographyEdit

J. Mitchell Chase was born in Glen Richey, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1916. He was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. During the First World War, he enlisted in the Air Service and served with the American Expeditionary Forces from 1917 to 1919. He served as commander of the American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, in 1924 and 1925.

Chase was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932. He resumed the practice of law and died in Clearfield. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "James Mitchell Chase (id: C000328)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-10
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William I. Swoope
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

1927–1933
Succeeded by
J. Banks Kurtz