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Chester Earl Holifield (1903-1995) -- also known as Chet Holifield -- of Montebello, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Mayfield, Graves County, KY, December 3, 1903. Moved to Montebello in 1920 and engaged in the manufacture and selling of men's apparel 1920-1943; U.S. Representative from California 19th District, 1943-75. Congressional adviser to international conferences on uses of atomic energy, nuclear weapons testing, water desalinization, and disarmament. Upon his retirement from the...