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Charles HOOKS

(1768-1843)

HOOKS, Charles, (great-grandfather of William Julius Harris), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Bertie County, N.C., February 20, 1768; when he was two years old his parents moved to Duplin County and settled on a plantation near Kenansville; became a planter; member of the State house of commons 1801-1805; served in the State senate in 1810 and 1811; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William R. King and served from December 2, 1816, to March 3, 1817; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses, and reelected as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1825); moved to Alabama in 1826, settled near Montgomery, and again engaged in planting; died near Montgomery, Ala., October 18, 1843; interment in the Molton family cemetery.

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

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