Charles Lafayette Bartlett

Charles Lafayette Bartlett ( born January 31, 1853 in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia, † April 21, 1938 in Macon, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1915 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Bartlett attended private schools in his hometown of Monticello and then studied until 1870 at the University of Georgia in Athens. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and the University of Georgia as well as its made ​​in 1872 admitted to the bar he began in Monticello to work in his new profession. In 1875 he moved his residence and his law firm to Macon. Between 1877 and 1881, he worked as a prosecutor.

Politically Bartlett was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1882 and 1885 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In the years 1887 to 1892 Bartlett was a legal representative of the city of Macon. From 1888 to 1889 he was a member of the Senate of Georgia. Between 1892 and 1894 Bartlett acted as a judge at the Superior Court in Macon.

In the congressional elections of 1894 he was in the sixth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Banks Cabaniss on March 4, 1895. After nine elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1915 ten legislative periods. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. At that time, the Philippines and Hawaii came under American administration. In 1913, the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution in Congress were adopted.

In 1914 Charles Bartlett gave up another run for Congress. In 1916 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated to the president Woodrow Wilson for re-election. In the following years, Bartlett practiced again as a lawyer; He has also worked in the banking industry. He died on April 21, 1938 in Macon.