Hon. Chester Ashley

(b. 1 Jun 1790 - d. 29 Apr 1848) Range 60 Site 144

A Senator from Arkansas. Graduated from Williams College, Mass. Studied law and practiced. Elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 1844 and 1846 and served from 1844 until his death.
 

The National Intelligencer, Tuesday, May 2, 1848
 
Order of Procession For the Funeral of the
Hon. Chester Ashley,
A Senator of the United States from the State of Arkansas
The Committee of Arrangements, pall-bearers, and mourners will attend at Blackwell's Hotel, the late residence of the deceased, at 11 o'clock a.m. this day; at which time the corpse will be removed, in charge of the Committee of Arrangements, attended by the Sergeant-at-arms of the Senate, to the Senate chamber, where divine service will be performed.
At 12 o'clock m. the funeral will move from the Senate chamber to the place of interment, in the following order: 


Order of Procession:

The Chaplains to both Houses of Congress

Physicians who attended the deceased

Committee of Arrangements
Mr. Hannegan  
Mr. Butler
Mr. Greene  
Mr. Dayton
Mr. Houston  
Mr. Mangum

Pall Holders
Mr. Bagby   
Mr. Breese
Mr. Davis, Mass.
Mr. Hale
Mr. Johnson, Md.   
Mr. Atchison

The family and friends of the deceased

The Senator and Representatives from the State of Arkansas as mourners

The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate of the United States

Vice President and the Secretary of the Senate

The Senate of the United States

The Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives

Speaker and Clerk of the House of Representatives

The House of Representatives of the United States

The President of the United States (Polk)

The Heads of Departments

The Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States and its officers

The Diplomatic Corps

Judges of the United States

Officers of the Executive Departments

Officers of the Army and Navy at the seat of Government

The Mayor of Washington (Seaton)

Citizens and Strangers

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