Charles Creighton CARLIN, Congress, VA (1866-1938)


CARLIN, Charles Creighton, a Representative from Virginia; born in Alexandria, Va., April 8, 1866; attended the public schools and Alexandria Academy; was graduated from National University Law School, Washington, D.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Alexandria, Va.; postmaster at Alexandria, Va., 1893-1897; served as delegate to Democratic National Conventions for forty years; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John F. Rixey; reelected to the Sixty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from November 5, 1907, to March 3, 1919, when he resigned before the commencement of the Sixty-sixth Congress, to which he had been reelected; resumed the practice of law in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C.; also engaged in the newspaper publishing business at Alexandria, Va.; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1936 and continued the practice of law; died in Washington, D.C., October 14, 1938; interment in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present