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Charles Carter COMSTOCK

(1818-1900)

COMSTOCK, Charles Carter, a Representative from Michigan; born in Sullivan, Cheshire County, N.H., March 5, 1818; attended the common schools; moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1853; engaged in agricultural pursuits, lumbering, and the manufacture of furniture and woodenware; mayor of Grand Rapids in 1863 and 1864; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1870; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1873 to the Forty-third Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1886; died in Grand Rapids, Mich., February 20, 1900; interment in Fulton Street Cemetery.

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

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