Cleveland, Chester Emory

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Chester Emory Cleveland Soundex Code C414

Chester Emory Cleveland, lawyer

born in: Watsonville, California, on Monday, October 30, 1865;

son of: Chester E. Cleveland and Harriet M. Cleveland, nee: Harriet M. Crenshaw

education: district schools of Warren County, Illinois, Hedding College, Abingdon, Illinois, until 1883;

married: Frances E. Cleveland, nee: Frances E. Merricks in Abingdon on Wednesday, July 26, 1893;

children: Theodore Cleveland, Frances Cleveland, Chester Emery Cleveland, Jr., and William Merricks Cleveland.

Studied law in office of Williams, Lawrence & Bancroft, Galesburg, Illinois, and of Grier & Dryden, Monmouth, Illinois;

admitted to Illinois Bar, 1886;

practiced at Abingdon, Illinois, until 1891, when came to Chicago;

became member of firm of Cratty, Jarvis & Cleveland, and later practiced alone until March, 1904, when became partner in the law firm of Newman, Northrop, Levinson & Becker;

afterwards, until January, 1916, member of law firm of Levinson, Becker, Cleveland & Schwartz;

Chester Emory Cleveland (1917) first assistant Corporation Counsel of Chicago.


Mason (Ravenswood Lodge, Columbia Chapter);

Abdindon Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.)

Office: Room 511 Chicago City Hall

Home: 6953 N. Sheridan Road, Rogers Park

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1917.