Charles Hillyer Brand

Charles Hillyer Brand ( born April 20, 1861 in Loganville, Walton County, Georgia, † May 17 1933 in Athens, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1917 and 1933 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Brand attended the common schools and then studied until 1881 at the University of Georgia in Athens. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1882 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1894 and 1895 he was a member and President of the Senate of Georgia. In the following years, fire was also active in the banking industry. He was President of Brand Banking Co. in Lawrenceville, as well as director of the Georgia National Bank and American State Bank. Between 1896 and 1904 fire was a prosecutor in the Western Judicial District of Georgia. Thereafter, he served from 1906 to 1917 as a judge on the Superior Court

In the congressional elections of 1916, the incumbent Samuel Joelah Tribble was chosen for the eighth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington originally. He died before the expiration of his previous term of office. As a result, two by-elections were held. This Tinsley W. Rucker was elected to Congress to end the current legislative period between 11 January and 3 March 1917. Charles Brand was elected for the period beginning on March 4, 1917 new legislature. After seven elections he could remain until his death on 17 May 1933 Congress. Since March 4, 1933, he took there the tenth district of his state. In his time as a congressman fell among other things, the First World War and the adoption of the 18th, the 19th and the 20th Amendment.