C. Pope Caldwell

Charles Pope Caldwell ( * June 18, 1875 in Bastrop, Texas, † July 31, 1940 in Sunnyside, New York) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1915 and 1921 he represented the State of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Pope Caldwell was born about a decade after the end of the civil war in Bastrop. He attended public schools. In 1898 he graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin and 1899 at Yale Law School. His admission to the bar he received in 1898 in Austin and then began after his move to New York City in 1900 to practice there. Ten years later, Governor Dix appointed him as a delegate in the Atlantic Deeper Water Ways Convention. Caldwell took 1912 as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore in part.

Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1914, Caldwell was in the second electoral district of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Denis O'Leary on March 4, 1915. He was re-elected twice in a row. Since he gave up a fourth nomination in 1920, he retired after March 3, 1921 from the Congress.

Then he resumed his activities as a lawyer in New York City. On January 1, 1926, he was appointed associate judge (associate justice) appointed at the Court of Special Sessions of New York City, a position which he held until December 1935. He then practiced as a lawyer in Long Iceland. He died on July 31, 1940 in Sunnyside. His body was cremated and the ashes scattered then on his family estate in Bastrop County.