Charles J. COLDEN, Congress, CA (1870-1938)


COLDEN, Charles J., a Representative from California; born on a farm in Peoria County, Ill., August 24, 1870; moved to Nodaway County, Mo., with his parents in 1880; attended the rural schools, Stanberry (Mo.) Normal School, and Shenandoah College, Shenandoah, Iowa; taught school in Missouri and Iowa 1889-1896; editor and publisher of the Parnell Sentinel 1896-1900 and of the Nodaway Forum, at Maryville, 1900-1908; member of the Missouri house of representatives 1901-1905; president of the board of regents of Northwest Missouri Teachers College 1905-1908; moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1908 and engaged in the real-estate business and in the building of residences; moved to San Pedro, Calif., in 1912 and continued in the real estate and building business; president of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce 1922-1924; member and president of the Los Angeles Harbor commission 1923-1925; member of the Los Angeles city council 1925-1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 15, 1938; interment in Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery, Gardena, Calif.

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