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Charles Herbert JOYCE

(1830-1916)

JOYCE, Charles Herbert, a Representative from Vermont; born near Andover, England, January 30, 1830; immigrated to the United States in 1836 with his parents, who settled in Waitsfield, Vt.; attended Northfield Academy and Newbury Seminary; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Northfield, Vt.; State librarian for two years; district attorney for Washington County in 1857 and 1858; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as major and lieutenant colonel of the Second Vermont Volunteers; resumed the practice of law in Rutland, Vt.; member of the State house of representatives 1869-1871 and served as speaker in 1870 and 1871; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of his profession in Rutland, Vt.; later retired and resided in Pittsfield, Vt., until his death, November 22, 1916; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.

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

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