Charles Edgar PICKETT, Congress, IA (1866-1930)


PICKETT, Charles Edgar, a Representative from Iowa; born near Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa, January 14, 1866; attended the common schools; was graduated from Iowa State University at Iowa City in 1888 and from its law department in 1890; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Waterloo, Iowa; vice president of the Pioneer National Bank; regent of the State University of Iowa 1896-1909; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Waterloo, Iowa; chairman of the Republican State conventions in 1899 and 1916; delegate at large to the Republican National Convention in 1920; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1926; died in Waterloo, Iowa, July 20, 1930; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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