CHAMBERLAIN, Charles Ernest

CHAMBERLAIN, Charles Ernest
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1917–2002

Biography

CHAMBERLAIN, Charles Ernest, a Representative from Michigan; born in Locke Township, Ingham County, Mich., July 22, 1917; graduated from Lansing Central High School, Lansing, Mich.; B.S., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1941; LL.B., University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Va., 1949; United States Coast Guard, 1942-1946; United States Coast Guard Reserves, 1946-1977; lawyer, private practice; Internal Revenue agent, United States Treasury Department, 1946-1947; assistant prosecutor, Ingham County, Mich., 1950; city attorney of East Lansing, Mich., and legal counsel to Michigan state senate judiciary committee, 1953 and 1954; prosecuting attorney of Ingham County, Mich., 1955-1956; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-December 31, 1974); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; died on November 25, 2002, in Leesburg, Va.; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Owen J. Cleary Papers, 1944-1959, 10 linear feet and 2 volumes. Correspondents include Charles Ernest Chamberlain. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the John W. Fitzgerald Papers, 1952-1965, 6 linear feet. Other authors include Charles Ernest Chamberlain. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Stellanova Osborn Papers, 1916-1992, 40 linear feet. Other authors include Charles Ernest Chamberlain. A finding aid is available in the library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Charles E. Chamberlain, Republican Representative from Michigan. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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