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Charles Boyle ROBERTS

(1842-1899)

ROBERTS, Charles Boyle, a Representative from Maryland; born in Uniontown, Carroll County, Md., on April 19, 1842; was graduated from Calvert College, New Windsor, Md., in 1861; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Westminster, Carroll County, Md.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses); elected attorney general of Maryland in 1883, serving one term; elected associate judge of the fifth judicial district in 1891; appointed chief judge of the district to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge Miller and in 1893 was elected for the full term of fifteen years; died in Westminster, Md., September 10, 1899; interment in the Catholic Cemetery.

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

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