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Charles Durkee, Sr

  • Birth 10 Oct 1805 Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 14 Jan 1870 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot North East, BLK 5
  • Memorial ID 8795193

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, Utah Governor. He attended Burlington Academy Vermont and was engaged in mercantile pursuits when he moved to Wisconsin, in 1836. There he was one of the founders of Southport, was successful in agricultural pursuits, lumbering and was a member of the Territorial Legislature, (1836-38, 47-48). In 1849, he was elected as a Free-Soiler to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses, serving until 1853. While in office, he also was a delegate to the World’s Peace Convention in Paris, France. In 1855, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving until 1861. After his term, he was elected as a Liberal-Republican the 6th Governor of Utah Territory in 1865 and served he resigned due to poor health in 1869.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 18 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8795193
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Durkee, Sr (10 Oct 1805–14 Jan 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8795193, citing Green Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .