Chester Tibbitts (1901 - 1987)

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Chester Tibbitts
1901 - 1987
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May 7, 1901
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April 1987
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509
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Chester Tibbitts was born on May 7, 1901. He died in April 1987 at age 85. We know that Chester Tibbitts had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Chester Tibbitts passed away in April 1987 at 85 years of age. He was born on May 7, 1901. We are unaware of information about Chester's family or relationships. We know that Chester Tibbitts had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16509.

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In 1901, in the year that Chester Tibbitts was born, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1913, at the age of just 12 years old, Chester was alive when the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1969, Chester was 68 years old when on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1972, Chester was 71 years old when on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

In 1987, in the year of Chester Tibbitts's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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