Charles Germman Burton

Charles Germman Burton ( born April 4, 1846 in Cleveland, Ohio, † February 25, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Burton attended the public schools in Warren. During the Civil War he served 1861-1864 at times in different units in the army of the Union. After a subsequent law degree in 1867 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. In the following years he first moved to Virgil City, Missouri, then to Erie in Kansas and finally in 1871 to Nevada in Missouri. In all the places he practiced as a lawyer. Later he became a prosecutor and judge in the 25th Judicial District of Missouri. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In 1884 and 1904 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant.

In the congressional elections of 1894 was Burton party in the 15th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Henry Morgan on March 4, 1895. Since he Maecenas Eason Benton defeated the Democrats in 1896, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Burton worked as a lawyer again. Between 1907 and 1915 he headed the Monetary Authority of Kansas City. In 1908, he stood in front of the veterans organization Grand Army of the Republic. Charles Burton died on February 25, 1926 in Kansas City and was buried in Nevada.

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