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Chester B. Jordan

Chester Bradley Jordan
Gov. Chester Bradley Jordan
48th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
January 3, 1901 – January 1, 1903
Preceded by Frank W. Rollins
Succeeded by Nahum J. Bachelder
President of the
New Hampshire Senate
In office
Preceded by Frank W. Rollins
Succeeded by Thomas N. Hastings
Member of the
New Hampshire Senate
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Henry H. Huse
Succeeded by Samuel C. Eastman
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
Personal details
Born Chester Bradley Jordan
(1839-10-15)October 15, 1839
Colebrook, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died August 24, 1914(1914-08-24) (aged 74)
Lancaster, New Hampshire, U.S.
Resting place Summer Street Cemetery Lancaster, New Hampshire
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ida Rose Nutter (1860-1920) (m. 1879)
Children Roxanna Minerva Jordan (1882–)
Hugo Jordan (1884–1886)
Gladstone Jordan (1888–1962)
Chester Bradley Jordan, Jr. (1892–)
Parents Johnson Jordan (1798–1873)
Minerva Buel(1801–1853)
Education Colebrook Academy, Kimball Union Academy, Read for Law
Occupation Teacher, Lawyer, Politician

Chester Bradley Jordan (October 15, 1839 – August 24, 1914)[1] was an American teacher, lawyer, and Republican politician from Lancaster, New Hampshire.


  • Early life 1
  • Coos Republican newspaper 2
  • New Hampshire legislative service 3
  • Governor of New Hampshire 4
  • Death and burial 5
  • References 6

Early life

Jordan was born October 15, 1839 in Colebrook, New Hampshire to Johnson and Minerva (Buel) Jordan,[2]

Coos Republican newspaper

In 1897 Jordan became the owner of the Coos Republican.

New Hampshire legislative service

Jordan served in both houses of the New Hampshire legislature and had the dual honor of heading both. He was Speaker of the House in 1881 and President of the Senate in 1896-1898.[3]

Governor of New Hampshire

Jordan was elected Governor in 1900.

Death and burial

Jordan died in 1914 in Lancaster, New Hampshire where he is buried in Summer Street Cemetery.[4]

Political offices
Preceded by
Frank W. Rollins
Governor of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Nahum J. Bachelder
Preceded by
Frank W. Rollins
President of the New Hampshire Senate
Succeeded by
Thomas N. Hastings
Preceded by
Henry H. Huse
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives

Succeeded by
Samuel C. Eastman


  1. ^ Lloyd, Marshall Davies. "Jordan Family Photo Gallery". Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Jordan, Jr., Chester Bradley (1916). Chester Bradley Jordan: The Man and Citizen. Concord: The Rumford Press. p. 11. 
  3. ^ Jordan, Chester B. "The Political Graveyard". Index to Politicians: Jordan. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Jordan, Chester Bradley. "Chester Bradley Jordan". Find A Grave. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 

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