Charles N. Felton

Charles Norton Felton ( born January 1, 1832 in Buffalo, New York, † September 13, 1914 in Menlo Park, California ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the state of California in both chambers of Congress.

The young Charles Felton attended a private school in Syracuse. He then studied law and was admitted into the Bar Association; However, he has never practiced law. Instead, he worked in California, where he moved in 1849, the commercial sector and later in banking. In 1853 he was sheriff in Yuba County, after which he worked as a tax collector.

In 1868, Felton was appointed Chief Financial Officer at United States Mint in San Francisco; In addition, he served until 1877 as Assistant Treasurer of the United States and had so held one of the highest positions in the U.S. Treasury. From 1878 to 1882 he sat as a deputy in the California State Assembly before he was elected to the House of Representatives of the United States. There was of Felton on 4 March 1885 to 3 March 1889 the fifth electoral district of California.

He joined in 1888 not to re-election at first and thus retired from Congress. After the death of U.S. Senator George Hearst on February 28, 1891 Felton was elected as his successor. This mandate he took from March 19, 1891 right up to the March 3, 1893, before he renounced the possible re-election again. Subsequently, he was from 1903 to 1907 served as director of the state prisons of California.

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