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Charles CASE

(1817-1883)

CASE, Charles, a Representative from Indiana; born in Austinburg, Ohio, December 21, 1817; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fort Wayne, Ind.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel Brenton; reelected to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from December 7, 1857, to March 3, 1861; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; during the Civil War served as first lieutenant and adjutant of the Forty-fourth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; subsequently became a major in the Third Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, and served from November 26, 1861, to August 15, 1862; resumed the practice of his profession in Washington, D.C.; died in Brighton, Washington County, Iowa, June 30, 1883; interment in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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