Charles Sweetser

Charles Sweetser ( born January 22, 1808 in Dummerston, Vermont, † April 14, 1864 in Delaware, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1853 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1817 Charles Sweetser came with his parents to Delaware in Ohio, where he attended the public schools. He then worked in retail. After a subsequent law degree in 1832 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in his new hometown of Delaware to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1848 Sweetser in the tenth electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Daniel Duncan on March 4, 1849. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1853 two legislative sessions. This period was dominated by discussions on the issue of slavery. In 1850, the introduced by U.S. Senator Henry Clay Compromise of 1850 was passed. Since 1851, Duncan was chairman of the Committee on public spending.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 14 April 1864 in Delaware, where he was also buried.