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Charles Preston WICKHAM

(1836-1925)

WICKHAM, Charles Preston, a Representative from Ohio; born in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, September 15, 1836; attended the public schools and the Norwalk Academy; learned the printer’s trade; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School; admitted to the bar in 1858 and practiced in Norwalk, Ohio; enlisted as a private in Company D, Fifty-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, in September 1861 and was mustered out of the service July 11, 1865; was commissioned lieutenant colonel by brevet; resumed the practice of law in Norwalk in 1865; prosecuting attorney 1866-1870; elected judge of the court of common pleas of the fourth judicial district in 1880 and 1885; resigned in 1886; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Fifty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law; died in Norwalk, Ohio, March 18, 1925; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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