Charles Frederick MANDERSON, Congress, NE (1837-1911)

Senate Years of Service:

MANDERSON, Charles Frederick, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 9, 1837; attended the schools and academies of his native city; moved to Canton, Ohio, in 1856; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Canton; city solicitor of Canton 1860; during the Civil War entered the Army as a first lieutenant, rose through the grades of captain, major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel, and resigned in 1865; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers, United States Army, in 1865; resumed the practice of law in Canton, Ohio; twice elected attorney of Stark County; moved to Omaha, Nebr., in 1869, and continued the practice of law; city attorney of Omaha for six years; member of the State constitutional conventions in 1871 and in 1875; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1883; reelected in 1888 and served from March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1895; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Fifty-first, Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses; chairman, Committee on Printing (Forty-eighth through Fifty-second Congresses); appointed general solicitor of the Burlington system of railroads west of the Missouri River; vice president of the American Bar Association in 1899 and president in 1900; died on board the steamship Cedric in the harbor of Liverpool, England, September 28, 1911; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebr.


American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Manderson, Charles F. The Twin Seven-Shooters. New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1902.

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