Charles Frederick Crisp

Charles Frederick Crisp ( born January 29, 1845 in Sheffield, England, † October 23, 1896 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician (Democratic Party) and from 1891 to 1895 the 37th Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States.

In the year of his birth left Charles Crisps parents with their little son, England and emigrated to the United States, where the family settled in Georgia. The boy attended the public schools in Savannah and Macon. After the outbreak of the civil war he joined in May 1861, the Confederate Army. He was promoted to lieutenant of an infantry regiment from Virginia, with whom he fought until his capture on 12 May 1864. After his release from Fort Delaware in June 1865, he returned to his living in Ellaville parents.

As a result, Crisp studied in Americus the law, was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Ellaville. In 1872, he was chief litigator ( Solicitor General ) in the southwestern Judicial District of Georgia, which he remained until 1877, when he was appointed Judge of the Superior Court of the same district. The State Parliament confirmed him in that post in 1878 and 1880.

During his second term of office official Crisp joined in September in 1882 as a judge after him, the Democratic Party had nominated as a candidate for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District of Georgia. After his victory, he moved on March 4, 1883 in Congress, where he subsequently among other things the Election Committee ( Committee on Elections ) board. On December 8, 1891, he broke the then Republican Thomas Brackett Reed as Speaker of the House of Representatives from after the Democrats had won a majority in the parliament. This office he held until March 4, 1895; then again provided the Republican majority, with Reed again the Speaker of the House.

The following year, Crisp was set up as a candidate for election to the Senate of the United States. However, even during the Democratic Primary he died in October 1896. The Crisp County, Georgia is named after Charles Crisp. His son Charles was also politicians and sat from 1913 to 1932 for Georgia in Congress.