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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesCalifornia

Charles Norton FELTON

(1832-1914)
Senate Years of Service:
1891-1893
Party:
Republican

FELTON, Charles Norton, a Representative and a Senator from California; born in Buffalo, N.Y., January 1, 1832; attended Syracuse (N.Y.) Academy; studied law; admitted to the bar but never practiced; moved to California in 1849; engaged in mercantile pursuits and afterward in banking; sheriff of Yuba County 1853; subsequently tax collector; appointed treasurer of the United States Mint at San Francisco and Assistant Treasurer of the United States 1868-1877; member, State assembly 1878-1882; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George Hearst and served from March 19, 1891, to March 3, 1893; was not a candidate for reelection; State prison director 1903-1907; died at his home in Menlo Park, Calif., September 13, 1914; interment in Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Lawndale, San Mateo County, Calif.

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

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