Charles W. Tobey

Charles William Tobey ( born July 22, 1880 in Boston, Massachusetts, † July 24, 1953 in Bethesda, Maryland ) was an American politician and 1929-1931 Governor of the State of New Hampshire. Between 1933 and 1953 he represented his country in both chambers of Congress.

Early years and political rise

Charles Tobey was born in the Boston suburb of Roxbury. He attended the common schools and the Roxbury Latin School. In 1903 he moved to Temple in New Hampshire. There he began to work as a poultry farmer. Soon he was also active in other areas such as the crafts and the banking and insurance sectors.

Tobey was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1915 and 1924 he was several times intermittently MP in the House of Representatives from New Hampshire. From 1919 to 1920 he was president of this chamber. Between 1925 and 1926 he was a member and President of the State Senate. In 1928 he was elected as a candidate of his party for governor of his state.

Governor of New Hampshire

Tobey joined his two-year term on January 3, 1929. During his tenure, was promoted in New Hampshire with the help of government bonds of the road. The detention centers of the state have been improved and for the first time in New Hampshire, the roads were cleared in winter with snow plows. Before the snow was simply rolled together. The last months of his term of office were overshadowed by the global economic crisis. In 1930, Tobey opted not to run again. Therefore, he had to resign from his post on 1 January 1931.

Tobey in Congress

After the end of his governorship Tobey devoted its first private and business matters. Between March 4, 1933 and January 3, 1939, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. In 1938 he was elected as a Class 3 senator in the U.S. Senate. He succeeds Fred H. Brown, who was also one of his predecessors as governor. Between January 3, 1939 and his death on July 24, 1953 Tobey remained senator. He was chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee and member of the internal and foreign trade committee. Tobey was an advisor to the U.S. government at a UNESCO conference, which was held in Paris in 1952, and he was in 1944 a member of the American delegation at the International Monetary Conference at Bretton Woods. After his death, his seat in the Senate fell to Robert W. Upton. Charles Tobey was married three times and had four children.

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