Charles Henry Dietrich
Charles Henry Dietrich (* November 26, 1853 in Aurora, Illinois, † April 10, 1924 in Hastings, Nebraska ) was an American politician and in 1901, the twelfth Governor of Nebraska. Between 1901 and 1905 he represented this state in the U.S. Senate.
Charles Dietrich attended local schools in his home in Illinois. He then worked in various professions and in different places. He was employed at St. Joseph (Missouri ) at a hardware store. He then worked in Chicago also the hardware trade. In Deadwood in today's South Dakota in 1875, he was active in the transport sector by transporting goods wagons, through the Black Hills. In the meantime, he still operated a mine by the name "Aurora". In 1878, Dietrich came to Hastings, Nebraska, where he was engaged in trade again. There he founded the German National Bank. Between 1887 and 1905 he was president of this bank.
Dietrich was a member of the Republican Party. As their candidate, he was elected in 1900 as the new governor of Nebraska, where he is a little more than 800 votes prevailed ahead of the Democratic incumbent William A. Poynter. Dietrich took up his new post on January 3, 1901. During his tenure, the number of judges at the Nebraska Supreme Court has been increased. Dietrich remained only until May 1, 1901 Governor. On this day he resigned from his post to take up the post of U.S. Senator as successor of the recently deceased Monroe Leland Hayward. Dietrich remained until 1905 in Congress, where he was supporter of the policies of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a member of a committee to investigate war crimes in the Philippines during the Spanish- American War.
In 1904, Dietrich opted not to run again. Thus his term ended in Washington, D.C. with the expiration of its term on March 3, 1905. Afterwards he retired to private life. He died in April 1924 in Hastings and was buried at the local Parkview Cemetery. Charles Dietrich was married twice and had a daughter.