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Charles NAYLOR

(1806-1872)

NAYLOR, Charles, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia County, Pa., October 6, 1806; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; held several local offices; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; subsequently elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis J. Harper; reelected to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from June 29, 1837, to March 3, 1841; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1840; resumed the practice of law; during the Mexican War raised a company of volunteers known as the Philadelphia Rangers and served as captain; after the war settled in Pittsburgh, Pa., and continued the practice of law; returned to Philadelphia and practiced law until his death there on December 24, 1872; interment in South Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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

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