Charles Preston Wickham

Charles Preston Wickham ( born September 15, 1836 in Norwalk, Ohio, † March 18, 1925 ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1891 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Wickham attended the public schools of his home and the Norwalk Academy. He then completed an apprenticeship in the printing trade. After studying law at the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1858 he began to work in Norwalk in this profession. During the Civil War he served 1861-1865 in the army of the Union, where he rose to brevet lieutenant colonel. After the war, he practiced as a lawyer first again. From 1866 to 1870 he worked as a prosecutor and from 1880 to 1886, he served as an appellate judge in the fourth judicial district of his state. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1886, Wickham was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became successor in 1887 by Charles H. Grosvenor on March 4. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 two legislative sessions. Since 1889 he was chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures. In 1890, he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Charles Wickham again worked as a lawyer. He died on 18 March 1925 after he was hit by a car in Norwalk, where he was also buried.