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Charles Harley MANSUR

(1835-1895)

MANSUR, Charles Harley, a Representative from Missouri; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 6, 1835; attended Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass.; studied law and was admitted to the bar in Richmond, Mo., August 30, 1856; moved to Chillicothe, Mo., in 1856 and practiced law; member of the board of education of Chillicothe for eight years; member of the Democratic State central committee 1864-1868; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868 and 1884; prosecuting attorney of Livingston County 1875-1879; joint nominee of the Democrats and Liberal Republicans for Congress in 1872, and again the nominee of the Democrats in the same district in 1880; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892; appointed by President Cleveland as second Comptroller of the Treasury on May 29, 1893, and served until September 30, 1894; Assistant Comptroller from October 1, 1894, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 16, 1895; interment in Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Mo.

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

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