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Charles Philip SNYDER

(1847-1915)

SNYDER, Charles Philip, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Charleston, Kanawha County, Va. (now West Virginia), June 9, 1847; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County, W.Va., 1876-1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John E. Kenna; reelected to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses and served from May 15, 1883, to March 3, 1889; judge of the criminal court of Kanawha County 1890-1896; United States consul to Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, Mexico, 1897-1901; died in Vineland, Cumberland County, N.J., August 21, 1915; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, W.Va.

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

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