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Charles Edmund BOYLE

(1836-1888)

BOYLE, Charles Edmund, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., February 4, 1836; attended the common schools, and Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in December 1861 and practiced; elected district attorney for Fayette County in 1862; member of the State house of representatives in 1865 and 1866; president of the Democratic State convention in 1867 and 1871; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876 and 1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination in 1886; appointed judge of the Territory of Washington in September 1888 and served until his death in Seattle, Wash., December 15, 1888; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.

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

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