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Charles Stuart WHARTON

(1875-1939)

WHARTON, Charles Stuart, a Representative from Illinois; born in Aledo, Mercer County, Ill., April 22, 1875; moved to Chicago with his parents in 1878; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1896; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; prosecuting attorney for the town of Lake in 1899; appointed assistant city attorney of Chicago in 1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Chicago, Ill.; member of the board of exemption and Government appeal agent at Chicago during the First World War; served as an assistant corporation counsel in 1919; appointed assistant State’s attorney in 1920 and served in this capacity until December 1923, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law in Chicago, Ill., until 1929; operated a restaurant; author of several books; died in Chicago, Ill., September 4, 1939; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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