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Charles Edmund NASH

(1844-1913)

NASH, Charles Edmund, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La., May 23, 1844; attended the common schools; was a bricklayer by trade; during the Civil War enlisted in 1863 as a private in the Eighty-second Regiment, United States Volunteers, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant major; appointed night inspector of customs in 1865; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; postmaster at Washington, St. Landry Parish, La., from February 15, 1882, until May 1, 1882; died in New Orleans, La., June 21, 1913; interment in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.

Bibliography

”Charles Edmund Nash” in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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

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