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  Towne, Charles Arnette
NameCharles Arnette Towne
New York, New York , United States
Born November 21, 1858
DiedOctober 21, 1928 (69 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 03, 2015 10:17pm
InfoTOWNE, Charles Arnette, a Representative and a Senator from Minnesota and a Representative from New York; born near Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., on November 21, 1858; attended the common schools; graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1881; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Marquette, Mich.; moved to Duluth, Minn., in 1890 and continued the practice of law; judge advocate general of Minnesota 1893-1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful independent candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress and for election in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress

National chairman of the Silver Republican Party c. 1896-1900. The Silver Republican Party's national committee met on 11/14/1900 and officially disbanded, encouraging its members to become Democrats [New York Times 11/15/1900].

Nominated for Vice President of the United States by the national conventions of the Populist Party in 1900 but declined to run after losing the Democratic nomination

Chairman, Silver Republican National Convention 1900

Appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Cushman K. Davis and served from December 5, 1900, to January 28, 1901, when a successor was elected and qualified

Moved to New York City in 1901 and resumed the practice of law

Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1904

U.S. Representative (D-NY) 1905-1907

Died in Tucson, Ariz., October 22, 1928, while campaigning for Alfred E. Smith; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Tucson, Ariz.

[Link] ; New York Times 10/22/1928


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