McMULLEN, Chester Bartow (1902-1953)

MCMULLEN, CHESTER BARTOW, a Representative from Florida; born in Largo, Pinellas County, Fla., December 6, 1902; attended the public schools of Largo, Fla.; was graduated from the college of law at the University of Florida in 1924; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced the practice of law in Clearwater, Fla.; prosecuting attorney of Pinellas County, Fla., in 1927 and 1928; elected State attorney for the sixth judicial circuit of Florida in 1930 and served until elected to Congress in 1950; director of the First National Bank of Clearwater; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; died in Clearwater, Fla., November 3, 1953; interment in Sylvan Abbey, Clearwater, Fla.

Heritage Village at Pinewood Cultural Park
Archives & Library
Largo, FL
Papers: 1924-1952, 2 cubic feet.
The papers of Chester McMullen contain correspondence and documents relating to his public service, including congressional correspondence with constituents, as well as personal business. Included is correspondence from and to Chester McMullen's cousin, Maj. Gen. Clements McMullen, USAF, and J. Hardin Peterson and Courtney Campbell (who respectively preceded and succeeded Chester McMullen in Congress), together with documents signed by Florida Governors John W. Martin and Fred Cone.

  • Ivey, Donald J. "The Life and Times of Chester Bartow McMullen, Sr. (A.D. 1902 - 1953): A Chronological Biography." Privately printed, 1998.