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Charles Martin BORCHERS

(1869-1946)

BORCHERS, Charles Martin, a Representative from Illinois; born in Lockville, Fairfield County, Ohio, November 18, 1869; moved to Illinois with his parents, who settled in Macon County in 1875; attended the common schools; taught school in Macon County for seven years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Decatur, Macon County, Ill.; mayor of Decatur 1909-1911; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; again served as mayor of Decatur 1919-1923; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1924; died in Decatur, Ill., December 2, 1946; interment in Frantz Cemetery, Macon County, Ill.

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

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