Burnett Mitchell Chiperfield Edit Profile
Educated Hamline University, 1888-1889 (non-graduate).
Began law practice, Canton, Illinois, 1891. Identified with much important litigation in Illinois. Member Chiperfield & Chiperfield.
City attorney, Canton, 1894-1896. State’s attorney, Fulton Company, Illinois, 1896-1900. Secretary, trustee W. Illinois State Normal School, 1901-1905.
Member Illinois House of Representatives, 8 years, 1903-1913 (chairman Judiciary committee, 1909-1911). Chairman of Commission of House and Senate which made extensive investigations and submitted exhaustive report concerning submerged and shore lands owned by the State. Member 64th Congress (1915-1917), Illinois at large, also 71st and 72d Congresses (1929-1933), 15th Illinois District.
Delegate to Republican National Convention, 1920, 36. Adjutant and lieutenant colonel 1st Cavalry Illinois National Guard, also judge advocate general. Organized regiment Spanish-American War.
Member military staff several Illinois Governors. Assisted, 1917, in writing draft law and regulations for World War. Assistant to provost marshal general of United States of America, in charge 1st draft in Illinois until August 1917.
Commissioned major, judge advocate general’s department O.R.C., 1917. Judge advocate 33d Division, United States of America, Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, and in France. Division liaison officer.
Judge advocate general 3d Army Corps, Army of Occupation, in Germany, in charge civil affairs area across Rhine. Judge advocate general State of Illinois, for 10 years, rank of colonel. Retired, 1934, with rank of brigadier general, after 30 years’ service with Illinois National Guard Cited for “exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service,” by General Pershing, and for “gallantry in action against the enemy,” by commander 33d Division, American Expeditionary Force.
Recommended on 4 distinct occasions for Distinguished Service Medal President First National Bank, Canton.
Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.
God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.
Member Board Cons. Biologists and Conservationists, Emergency Conservation Committee. Member National Council Jews and Christians.
Married Clara Louise Ross, November 12, 1895. Children: Margaret Ross (deceased), Robert Bruce, Claude Burnett.