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Charles DOUGHERTY

(1850-1915)

DOUGHERTY, Charles, a Representative from Florida; born in Athens, Ga., October 15, 1850; attended the public schools of Athens and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; followed the sea; moved to Florida in 1871 and settled near Port Orange; engaged in planting; member of the State house of representatives 1877-1885, and served as speaker in 1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses; (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); resumed agricultural pursuits; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1891, 1892, 1911, and 1912; served in the State senate 1895-1898; died at Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., on October 11, 1915; interment in Pinewood Cemetery.

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

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