Charles Perkins Thompson

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Charles Perkins Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded byBenjamin Butler
Succeeded byGeorge B. Loring
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1827-07-30)July 30, 1827
Braintree, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 19, 1894(1894-01-19) (aged 66)
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Resting placeOak Grove Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materAmherst College

Charles Perkins Thompson (July 30, 1827 – January 19, 1894) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Braintree on July 30, 1827. He attended public schools, the Hollis Institute, and Amherst College. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Gloucester.

Thompson served as United States Assistant District Attorney from 1855 to 1857, was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-fifth Congress.

Thompson resumed the practice of law, and served as city solicitor of Gloucester. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1880 and again in 1881, and served as judge of the Superior Court of Massachusetts from 1885 until his death in Gloucester on January 19, 1894. His interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Charles Perkins Thompson (id: T000195)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Butler
Democratic nominee for Governor of Massachusetts
1880, 1881
Succeeded by
Benjamin Butler
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Succeeded by
George B. Loring