Robert M. Charlton
Robert Milledge Charlton
|United States Senator|
May 31, 1852 – March 4, 1853
|Preceded by||John M. Berrien|
|Succeeded by||Robert Toombs|
|Member of the Georgia House of Representatives|
|Born||January 19, 1807|
|Died||January 18, 1854 (aged 46)|
Charlton was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 19, 1807. A lawyer by training, Charlton served in various positions at the city and state level in addition to his U.S. Senate term. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1828), and he was appointed and subsequently elected a judge of the Eastern Circuit of Georgia in 1832. Charlton was also appointed as a United States District Attorney.
He was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John M. Berrien. Charlton served as the mayor of Savannah from 1839 to 1841. The father of Robert Charlton, Thomas U.P. Charlton, had previously served as the appointed mayor of Savannah in 1815 and again in 1819.
In 1829 Robert Charlton married Margaret Shick. Charlton ward, Savannah and Charlton County, Georgia are named after him. Charlton died in Savannah on January 18, 1854, the day before his 47th birthday, and is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in that city.
- 1830 United States Census, United States Census, 1830; Oglethorpe Ward, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
- 1840 United States Census, United States Census, 1840; Savannah, Chatham, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
- "1850 United States Census, Slave Schedules", United States Census, 1850; District 13, Chatham, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
- United States Congress. "Robert M. Charlton (id: C000324)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Chatham County GaArchives Biographies.....Charlton, Robert Milledge 1807 - 1854
- Camden County, Georgia history
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Live Oak Public Library list of mayors of Savannah, Georgia
- Poems by Robert M. Charlton, and Thomas J. Charlton, M.D.; with an appendix, containing the Eulogy on Doctor Cumming, and a Historical Lecture on Sergeant Jasper by Robert M. Charlton
- Letter, 1837 Apr. 17, Darien, Georgia to Governor William Schley, Milledgeville, Georgia, / Robert M. Charlton
John MacPherson Berrien
| U.S. senator (Class 2) from Georgia
May 31, 1852 – March 3, 1853
Served alongside: William C. Dawson
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