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Charles Eugene FULLER

(1849-1926)

FULLER, Charles Eugene, a Representative from Illinois; born near Belvidere, Boone County, Ill., March 31, 1849; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Belvidere, Ill.; city attorney of Belvidere in 1875 and 1876; prosecuting attorney for Boone County 1876-1878; served in the State senate 1878-1882; member of the State house of representatives 1882-1888; again a member of the State senate 1888-1892; raised a provisional regiment for the war with Spain and was commissioned colonel of the Thirteenth Illinois Infantry by Governor Tanner; judge of the seventeenth judicial circuit 1897-1903; vice president of the People’s Bank of Belvidere for many years; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected to the Sixty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death at a hospital in Rochester, Minn., June 25, 1926; chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-ninth Congresses); interment in Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Ill.

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

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