Chester Earl MERROW, Congress, NH (1906-1974)


MERROW, Chester Earl, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Center Ossipee, Carroll County, N.H., November 15, 1906; attended the public schools and Brewster Free Academy, 1921-1925; was graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, in 1929 and from Teachers College (summers), Columbia University, New York City, in 1937; instructor of science at Kents Hill (Maine) School in 1929 and 1930 and at Montpelier (Vt.) Seminary, 1930-1937; assistant headmaster of Montpelier Seminary, 1935-1938; instructor of political science and history at Vermont Junior College, Montpelier, Vt., in 1937 and 1938; member of the New Hampshire house of representatives in 1939 and 1940; radio news commentator and lecturer; delegate to international conference on education and cultural relations of the United Nations held in London in 1945; congressional adviser to the first conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization held in Paris in 1946; member of the United States delegation to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization 1946-1949; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress, but was unsuccessful for nomination to the United States Senate; Special Adviser on Community Relations, Department of State, 1963-1968; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; resided in Center Ossipee, N.H., until his death there, February 10, 1974; interment in Chickville Cemetery.


Merrow, Chester Earl. My Twenty Years in Congress. Society for the Publication of New Hampshire Biographies, 1968.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present