Charles Henderson YOAKUM, Congress, TX (1849-1909)


YOAKUM, Charles Henderson, a Representative from Texas; born near Tehuacana, Lincoln (now Limestone) County, Tex., July 10, 1849; attended Larissa College in Cherokee County and Cumberland College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Emory, Rains County, Tex.; served as prosecuting attorney for Rains County in 1876; moved to Hunt County in 1883 and continued the practice of law in Greenville; district attorney for the eighth judicial district 1886-1890; member of the State senate 1892-1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); continued the practice of law in Greenville, Tex., until 1900, when he moved to Los Angeles, Calif.; returned to Texas in 1904; died in Fort Worth, Tex., January 1, 1909; interment in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Tex.

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