Charles Stewart Voorhees

Charles Stewart Voorhees ( born June 4, 1853 in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana, † December 26, 1909 in Spokane, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1889 he represented the Washington Territory as a delegate in the House of Representatives of the United States.


Charles Voorhees was the son of Daniel W. Voorhees (1827-1897), who represented 1877-1897 the State of Indiana in the U.S. Senate. The younger Voorhees attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, and afterwards studied at Georgetown College in Washington. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1875 admitted to the bar he began in Terre Haute to work in his new profession.

In 1882, Voorhees moved to Colfax in Washington Territory. Between 1882 and 1885 he was district attorney in the local Whitman County. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1884, he was elected as a delegate of its territory to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of the Republican Thomas Hurley Brents on March 4, 1885. After a re-election in 1886 he was able to spend in Congress until March 3, 1889 two legislative sessions. In the 1888 elections, he was defeated by Republican John Beard Allen.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives in 1889 Voorhees again worked as a lawyer in Colfax in Washington Territory, which was released this year in favor of the newly founded state of Washington. Later Voorhees moved his residence and his office to Spokane, where he died in December 1909.