Charles H. Prince

Charles Henry Prince ( born May 9, 1837 in Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine, † April 3, 1912 ) was an American politician. In the years 1868 and 1869, he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Prince Charles attended the public schools of his home and was then engaged in trade. In 1861 he was postmaster in his hometown. In the years 1862 and 1863 he took over as captain of an infantry unit in part on the Union side in the Civil War. After the war he settled in 1866 in Augusta (Georgia ), where he was employed as a cashier in a bank. There he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Prince was State Commissioner of Education and was a member of Assembly in 1867 to revise the Constitution of Georgia.

After the re- admission of Georgia to the Union Prince in the fifth electoral district of the state was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 25 July 1868. Prince was re-elected at the regular congressional elections of 1868. However, the Congress denied him, how many other elected in 1868, delegates from Georgia and the other Southern States, his seat So he could until March 3, 1869 there only finish the current legislative period. After a by-election from his position fell to the Democrats Stephen A. Corker.

Between 1870 and 1882 acted as Prince postmaster at Augusta. In the years 1872, 1876 and 1880 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant, on which were Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James A. Garfield nominated as a presidential candidate. 1882 Prince returned back to his birthplace, Buckfield, where he worked in retail and the insurance industry. He also manufactures brooms and brushes. In 1901, Prince was elected to the Senate of Maine. He died on April 3, 1912 in Buckfield, where he was also buried.