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Charles William FULTON

(1853-1918)
Senate Years of Service:
1903-1909
Party:
Republican

FULTON, Charles William, (brother of Elmer Lincoln Fulton), a Senator from Oregon; born in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, August 24, 1853; moved to Iowa in 1855 with his parents, who settled in Magnolia; attended the common schools; moved to Pawnee City, Nebr., in 1870; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced; moved to Oregon and settled in Astoria in 1875; member, State senate 1878; city attorney 1880-1882; elected to the State senate in 1890, 1898, and 1902, and was its president in 1893 and 1901; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Canadian Relations (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Claims (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Portland, Oreg., where he died January 27, 1918; interment in Ocean View Cemetery, Astoria, Oreg.

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

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