Charles Frederick Joy

Charles Frederick Joy ( born December 11, 1849 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, † April 13, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1903 he represented two times the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Joy attended the common schools and then studied until 1874 at Yale College. After a subsequent law studies and his 1876 was admitted to a lawyer, he started in St. Louis to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In 1890 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. In the congressional elections of 1892 Joy was then in the eleventh electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard P. Bland on March 4, 1893. The election result was however challenged by the defeated candidate John Joseph O'Neill. After this appeal was upheld, Joy was forced to resign on April 3, 1894 from his position at O'Neill.

In the elections of 1894 Joy was then re-elected with unquestionable majority in the Congress, where he O'Neill replaced again on March 4, 1895. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1903 four legislative sessions. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. In 1902, Charles Joy has not been nominated by his party for re-election. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again in St. Louis. Between 1907 and 1921 he worked as a notary (Recorder of Deeds ) operates. He died on April 13, 1921 in St. Louis.