Charles Marley ANDERSON, Congress, OH (1845-1908)


ANDERSON, Charles Marley, a Representative from Ohio; born near Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pa., January 5, 1845; moved to Ohio in 1855 with his parents, who settled in Darke County; attended the common schools; was graduated from the Lebanon Normal School, Lebanon, Ohio, in 1868; enlisted in the Union Army and served from March 15, 1861, in Company B, Seventy-first Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, until discharged on November 30, 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Greenville, Ohio; manager of the Central Branch of the National Soldiers’ Home, Dayton, Ohio, for twenty years; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; resumed the practice of law; Ohio State commissioner to the World’s Fair at Chicago in 1892 and 1893; died in Greenville, Ohio, December 28, 1908; interment in Greenville Cemetery.

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