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Charles Brown LORE

(1831-1911)

LORE, Charles Brown, a Representative from Delaware; born in Odessa, New Castle County, Del., March 16, 1831; attended the public schools and Middletown Academy, Delaware; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in June 1852; studied law; was admitted to the bar of New Castle County, Del., in 1861 and practiced; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1857; during the Civil War served as commissioner of the draft for New Castle County, Del., in 1862; attorney general of Delaware 1869-1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for renomination; appointed chief justice of the supreme court of Delaware in 1893; reappointed in 1897 for a term of twelve years but retired in 1909; member of the code commission in 1909 and 1910; died in Wilmington, Del., March 6, 1911; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

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