Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Pierce, Charles Wilson

Pierce, Charles Wilson, a Representative from Alabama; born in Benton, Yates County, N.Y., October 7, 1823; completed preparatory studies; moved with his father to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1829, and from there to Huntsville, Ohio, in 1847; moved to Havana, Ill., in 1855; during the Civil War enlisted in Company B, Eighty-fifth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was elected first lieutenant; appointed quartermaster June 14, 1864; commissioned major in 1865; settled in Demopolis, Ala.; held various public offices; upon the readmission of Alabama to representation was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress and served from July 21, 1868, to March 3, 1869; declined to be a candidate for renomination; moved to Nebraska in 1872; member of the Nebraska State constitutional convention in 1875; elected to the State senate in 1877 and reelected in 1880; resigned in 1881 to become register of the United States land office, which position he held until May 1886; returned to his farm and devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits and stock raising; died in Hastings, Fla., February 18, 1907; interment in the family plot on the home farm near Waverly, Lancaster County, Nebr.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Pierce, Charles Wilson," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1681 Original Sources, accessed August 17, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5AZRWR1XZXF5LM4.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Pierce, Charles Wilson." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1681, Original Sources. 17 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5AZRWR1XZXF5LM4.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Pierce, Charles Wilson' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1681. Original Sources, retrieved 17 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5AZRWR1XZXF5LM4.