Charles Hooks

Charles Hooks (* February 20, 1768 in Bertie County, North Carolina, † October 18, 1843 in Montgomery, Alabama ) was an American politician. Between 1816 and 1825 he represented several times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Hooks was the great-grandfather of William J. Harris (1868-1932), who sat for the State of Georgia in the U.S. Senate. At the age of two, he moved with his parents on a plantation near Kenansville. Later he worked there as a planter. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1801 and 1805 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina; in the years 1810 and 1811 he was a member of the State Senate.

Following the resignation of Congressman William R. King, he was at the due election for the fifth seat from North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 2, 1816. Until March 3, 1817, he finished there the current legislative period. In the elections of 1818 Hooks was re-elected in the fifth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of James Owen on March 4, 1819. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1825 three legislative periods. Since 1823 he represented there as a successor of Thomas H. Hall the third district of North Carolina.

In 1826, Charles Hooks moved to the vicinity of Montgomery, Alabama, where he worked as a planter. Politically, he held no other offices more. He died on October 18, 1843 on his local estate.