Charles J. Boatner

Charles Jahleal Boatner ( born January 23, 1849 in Columbia, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, † March 21, 1903 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1897 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Boatner attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1870 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1876 and 1878 he sat in the Senate from Louisiana.

In the congressional elections of 1888 Boatner in the fifth electoral district of Louisiana was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Cherubusco Newton on March 4, 1889. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 three legislative periods. He was also re-elected in 1894 and entered another term in the House of Representatives on March 4, 1895. However, the election was contested. The Congress declared on March 20, 1896 the seat vacant and ordered new elections. This won Boatner, who could then take his seat again on 10 June 1896. By the end of the legislature on March 3, 1897, he remained a member of Congress.

In 1896, Boatner opted not to run again. He moved to New Orleans, where he worked again as a lawyer. In this city he has also died on 21 March 1903.