Charles F. Buck

Charles Francis Buck ( born November 5, 1841 in Durrheim, Baden, † January 19, 1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician of German origin. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Buck was born in 1841 in today's Bad Durrheim, then part of the Grand Duchy of Baden. In 1852 he emigrated with his parents to the United States. The family settled in New Orleans in the state of Louisiana. Until 1861 Buck attended the local high school. He then studied at Louisiana State Seminary and the connected military academy. From this institution today's Louisiana State University showed. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1867 admitted to the bar he began in New Orleans to work in his new profession.

Buck was for many years a member of the School Committee of the City of New Orleans. Between 1880 and 1884 he also served as a legal representative of the city. Politically, Buck joined the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1894, he was elected in the second district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of not more candidates Robert C. Davey on March 4, 1895. Since Buck renounced in 1896 on a bid again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897. Then his mandate fell again to Robert Davey, who decided at a political comeback.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Buck again worked as a lawyer. In 1896 and 1904, he competed unsuccessfully for the office of mayor of New Orleans. From 1898 to 1900 he was a member of the Committee of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, which ruled on applications for approval to the Bar of the State. Charles Buck died on January 19, 1918 in New Orleans and was also buried there.