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Charles Phillips DORR

(1852-1914)

DORR, Charles Phillips, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Miltonsburg, Monroe County, Ohio, August 12, 1852; moved with his parents to Woodsfield, Ohio, in 1866; attended the common schools; taught school in Ohio and West Virginia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in West Virginia the same year; member of the town council of Webster Springs, W.Va.; elected a member of the State house of delegates in 1884 and 1888; sergeant at arms of that body in 1887; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed the practice of law at Webster Springs, W.Va.; died on his estate at Clover Lick, near Marlinton, Pocahontas County, W.Va., October 8, 1914; interment in Clover Lick Cemetery.

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

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