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Charles Taylor DOXEY

(1841-1898)

DOXEY, Charles Taylor, a Representative from Indiana; born in Tippecanoe County, Ind., July 13, 1841; moved with his mother to Minnesota in 1855 and worked on a farm; later moved to Fairbury, Ill., where he attended the public schools; moved to Anderson, Ind.; entered the service as first sergeant of Company A, Nineteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in July 1861; promoted to second lieutenant, subsequently resigned, and then became captain of Company K, Sixteenth Indiana Infantry; engaged in the manufacture of staves and headings; member of the State senate in 1876; member of the board of directors in the first natural-gas companies of Anderson; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Godlove S. Orth and served from January 17 to March 3, 1883; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; resumed former business activities; died in Anderson, Ind., April 30, 1898; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

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

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