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Charles Alexander KORBLY

(1871-1937)

KORBLY, Charles Alexander, a Representative from Indiana; born in Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., March 24, 1871; attended the parochial schools of Madison and St. Joseph’s College, near Effingham, Ill.; reporter and editor of the Madison Herald; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Madison, Ind.; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1895 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first, Sixty-second, and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1915); chairman, Committee on Railways and Canals (Sixty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; served as receiver general of insolvent national banks in Washington, D.C., 1915-1917; member of the legal staff of the Alien Property Custodian in 1918; served with the War Labor Board until it dissolved in 1919 and with the Shipping Board until 1922; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., in 1922; also engaged in literary pursuits; died in Washington, D.C., July 26, 1937; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

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