Charles Creighton Carlin

Charles Creighton Carlin ( born April 8, 1866 in Alexandria, Virginia; † October 14, 1938 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1919 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Carlin attended the common schools and the Alexandria Academy. After a subsequent law degree from the National University in Washington and his 1891 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Alexandria in this profession. From 1893 to 1897 he was postmaster in his native city. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In a period of 40 years he was a delegate to all Democratic National Conventions.

After the death of Rep. John Franklin Rixey Carlin was elected as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington at the due election for the eighth seat of Virginia, where he took up his new mandate on November 5, 1907. After six re- elections he could remain until his resignation on March 3, 1919 at the Congress. He was elected in November 1918 in a second term, which began on March 4, 1919. But Carlin resigned at the end of the previous legislature on March 3, 1919 and renounced the further exercise of his mandate. In his time as a congressman fell sowiedie among other things, the First World War ratification of the 16th and the 17th Amendment.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Charles Carlin practiced law in Alexandria and Washington. In Alexandria he went into the newspaper business. Since 1936 he lived in the federal capital, Washington, where he died on 14 October 1938.