Charles Allen Sumner

Charles Allen Sumner

Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Jan 1903 (aged 67)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Plot Section GHT Site 298
Memorial ID 7405145 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He attended Trinity College, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced law as a patent attorney. Moved to California in 1856 and became editor of the San Francisco Mirror in 1861. During the Civil War, he was a Captain assistant quartermaster of United States Volunteers. After the war, he relocated to Nevada and was a member of the Nevada State Senate (1865-68). Returning to California, he was editor of San Francisco Herald and was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress, serving (1883-85). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death.

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