Charles Laban Abernethy

Charles Laban Abernethy ( born March 18, 1872 Burke County, North Carolina, † February 23, 1955 in New Bern, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1922 and 1935 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Abernethy attended the public schools of his home, the Mount Olive High School and Rutherford College. In 1895 he moved to Beaufort, where he founded the newspaper " Beaufort Herald ". After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his 1895 was admitted to the bar he began in Beaufort to work in this profession. Twelve Jahere long he was a prosecutor in the third and fifth judicial district of his state.

Politically Abernethy was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1898 to 1900 he was its Executive Board on the state level. In 1913 he moved to New Bern, where he practiced law. After the death of Mr Samuel M. Brinson Abernethy has been maturing in the election for the third 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 November 7, 1922. After six re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1935 at the Congress. Since 1929 the work of the Congress of the Great Depression was coined. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified. Since 1933, the first New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Congress.

1934 Charles Abernethy was not nominated by his party for re-election. In the following years until 1938, he worked again as a lawyer; then he withdrew into retirement. He died on 23 February 1955 in New Bern, where he was also buried.