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Charles Ferris BOOHER

(1848-1921)

BOOHER, Charles Ferris, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near East Groveland, Livingston County, N.Y., January 31, 1848; attended the common schools and the Geneseo Academy, Geneseo, N.Y.; taught school and studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Rochester, Mo.; moved to Savannah, Mo., in 1875, having been appointed prosecuting attorney of Andrew County, in which capacity he served until 1877, and again from 1883 to 1885; resumed the practice of law in Savannah, Mo., and also, in 1888, engaged in the loan and real estate business; mayor of Savannah, Mo., 1886-1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James N. Burnes and served from (February 19, 1889-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for election for the full term; elected to the Sixtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-January 21, 1921); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; died on January 21, 1921, in Savannah, Andrew County, Mo.; interment in City Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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