Charles Pembroke NELSON, Congress, ME (1907-1962)


NELSON, Charles Pembroke, (son of John E. Nelson), a Representative from Maine; born in Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, July 2, 1907; graduated from Cony High School, Augusta, Maine, in 1924, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, in 1928, and from Harvard Law School, in 1931; was admitted to the Maine bar in 1931; secretary to his father, Representative John E. Nelson, in 1931 and 1932; engaged in the general practice of law in Augusta, Maine, in 1932; city solicitor of Augusta 1934-1942; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1936; chief, State Arson Division, in 1941 and 1942; entered the military service in 1942 as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps and served until discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant colonel with two years of service in the European Theater of Operations; member of the National Guard and Reserves; member of the State board of bar examiners 1946-1948; mayor of Augusta in 1947 and 1948; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1957); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; teacher at University of Florida at Gainesville 1957-1959; chief trial attorney, State highway commission, 1959; moderator, town of West Bath, 1960; died in Augusta, Maine, June 8, 1962; remains were cremated and the ashes interred on family property at Georgetown, Maine.

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

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