Charles L. Moses

Charles Leavell Moses (* May 2, 1856 in Turin, Coweta County, Georgia, † October 10, 1910 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1897 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Moses attended the common schools and then studied until 1876 at Mercer University in Macon. He was then engaged in the teaching profession and in agriculture. Charles Moses led a number of years the Academy for Boys Newnan in Newnan. In 1886 he gave up the teaching profession and devoted himself to intensive agriculture. At that time he joined the Farmer Movement ( Farmers' Alliance). Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Over the years, he was both a delegate to several Democratic National Conventions as well as some regional party conferences in Georgia.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Moses was in the fourth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Wingfield Grimes on March 4, 1891. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1897 three legislative periods. From 1893 to 1895 he was Chairman of the Pension Committee.

Prior to the elections of 1896 Moses was not nominated by his party for another term of office. In the following years he worked again in agriculture. Charles Moses died on October 10, 1910 in Atlanta.