Charles Winston Thompson
Charles Winston Thompson attended the Community School and Park High School in Tuskegee. He graduated in 1878 at the Bryant and Stratton Business College in Louisville (Kentucky). Following after that he went to commercial activities. He was president of the Bank of Tuskegee. He also worked for the Macon County 1886-1888 as County Superintendent of Education. Thompson was appointed in 1896 to Lieutenant Colonel on the staff of Governor Joseph F. Johnston, a position which he held until the end of his term in office. Then he was in 1898 a member of the Senate of Alabama. Thompson was elected to the 57th U.S. Congress and re-elected in the following 58 U.S. Congress. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from March 4, 1901 until his death in 1904. His body was transferred to Tuskegee, where he was buried at the city cemetery.