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Charles Magill CONRAD

(1804-1878)
Senate Years of Service:
1842-1843
Party:
Whig

CONRAD, Charles Magill, a Senator and a Representative from Louisiana; born in Winchester, Frederick County, Va., December 24, 1804; moved with his father to Mississippi, and then to the Teche country in Louisiana; educated in a private school in New Orleans; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in New Orleans, La.; member, State house of representatives; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alexander Mouton and served from April 14, 1842, to March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Twenty-seventh Congress); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1844; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1849, to August 17, 1850, when he resigned; appointed Secretary of War by President Millard Fillmore 1850-1853; delegate from Louisiana to the Provisional Confederate Congress at Montgomery, Ala., in 1861; delegate to the First and Second Confederate Congresses 1862-1864; after the war resumed the practice of law; died in New Orleans, La., February 11, 1878; interment in Girod Street Cemetery; reinterred in 1957 in Hope Mausoleum, New Orleans, La.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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