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Charles Henry PRINCE

(1837-1912)

PRINCE, Charles Henry, a Representative from Georgia; born in Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, May 9, 1837; attended local schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; appointed postmaster in 1861; during the Civil War was captain of Company C, Twenty-third Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry, from September 10, 1862, to July 15, 1863; settled in Augusta, Ga., in 1866 and was cashier of a bank; State superintendent of education; delegate to the State constitutional convention; upon the readmission of Georgia to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from July 25, 1868, to March 3, 1869; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress but was not permitted to qualify; postmaster of Augusta 1870-1882; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1872, 1876, and 1880; returned to Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, in 1882 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; also engaged in the insurance business and in the manufacture of brushes; member of the Maine State senate in 1901; died in Buckfield, Maine, April 3, 1912; interment in Buckfield Village Cemetery.

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

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