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Charles Germman BURTON

(1846-1926)

BURTON, Charles Germman, a Representative from Missouri; born in Cleveland, Ohio, April 4, 1846; moved to Warren, Ohio, and attended the public schools; enlisted as a private September 7, 1861, in Company C, Nineteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served with the regiment until discharged October 29, 1862; corporal in Company A, One Hundred and Seventy-first Regiment, Ohio National Guard, during the “one hundred days” campaign of 1864; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Warren, Ohio, in 1867; moved to Virgil City, Mo., in 1868, to Erie, Kans., in 1869, and Nevada, Vernon County, Mo., in 1871, where he practiced law; circuit attorney and judge of the twenty-fifth circuit; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1884 and 1904; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; collector of internal revenue at Kansas City, Mo., 1907-1915; commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1908; died in Kansas City, Mo., February 25, 1926; interment in Deepwood Cemetery, Nevada, Mo.

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

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