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Charles Hathaway LARRABEE

(1820-1883)

LARRABEE, Charles Hathaway, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Rome, N.Y., November 9, 1820; moved with his father to Ohio; attended Granville College; studied engineering and law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Pontotoc, Miss.; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1844 and continued the practice of law; city attorney in 1846 and 1847; moved to Horicon, Wis., in 1847 and practiced law; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1847; judge of the third judicial circuit and of the State supreme court 1848-1858; resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; during the Civil War served in the Union Army from April 17, 1861, until his resignation in September 1863 and was promoted from lieutenant to colonel; moved to California in 1864 and practiced law in San Bernardino and also in Salem, Oreg., and Seattle, Wash.; was seriously injured in a railroad accident at Tehachapi, Calif., which resulted in his death in Los Angeles, Calif., on January 20, 1883; interment in the Masonic Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif.

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

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