Chester Bidwell Darrall

Chester Bidwell Darrall (* June 24, 1842 in Addison, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, † January 1, 1908 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1869 and 1878, and again from 1881 to 1883, he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Chester Darrall attended the common schools and then studied at the Medical College in Albany, New York medicine. During the Civil War he served as a doctor in a unit of the State of New York. He remained until 1867 when the Army. At the time of his retirement from military service, he was stationed in Louisiana. He remained in this state and was in what is now Morgan City in the trade and worked as a planter.

In his new home Darrall began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In 1868 he sat in the Senate from Louisiana. In the years 1872 and 1876 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant, on which Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes were later nominated as a presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1868, he was elected in the third electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Joseph P. Newsham on March 4, 1869. After three re- elections he could remain until February 20, 1878 in Congress. On this day he was forced to resign from the Democratic Party, who had successfully challenged the election of 1876 his mandate to Joseph H. Acklen. 1878 renounced Chester Darrall on another Congress candidate. During his first time to the U.S. House of Representatives of the 14th Amendment, there was adopted in 1870.

1880 Darrall was again elected in the third district in Congress. There he broke on March 4, 1881 Joseph Acklen again. Until March 3, 1883, he completed an additional term in the House of Representatives. In 1882, he was not confirmed. Between 1883 and 1885 he headed the Federal Cadastral Office ( Country Office ) in New Orleans. He was also involved in the cultivation of sugar cane. In 1888 he applied unsuccessfully to return to Congress. Later he moved to the federal capital, Washington, where he died on 1 January 1908.