Charles E. Nash

Charles Edmund Nash (* May 23, 1844 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, † June 21, 1913 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1877 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Nash attended the common schools and then learned the trade of mason. During the Civil War he joined in 1863 in the army of the Union, which held that time already occupied parts of Louisiana. In the Army, he rose to the Sergeant. In 1865 he was employed by the customs authority.

Politically, Nash member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1874 he was in the sixth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George A. Sheridan on March 4, 1875. Since he Democrat Edward White Robertson defeated already at the next election in 1876, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1877. It took nearly 100 years before 1974, Henson Moore again a Republican was elected to this district in Congress. In the meantime, the sixth district was represented exclusively by members of the Democratic Party in the U.S. House of Representatives.

After retiring from Congress Charles Nash has held no major political offices more. He was only from February to May 1882 postmaster in the city of Washington and died on 21 June 1913 in New Orleans.