Charles Warren FAIRBANKS, Congress, IN (1852-1918)
Senate Years of Service:1897-1905
FAIRBANKS, Charles Warren, a Senator from Indiana and a Vice President of the United States; born near Unionville Center, Union County, Ohio, May 11, 1852; attended the common schools and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, in 1872; agent of the Associated Press in Pittsburgh, Pa., and in Cleveland, Ohio; studied law; admitted to the Ohio bar in 1874; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., the same year and commenced practice; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1893; appointed a member of the United States and British Joint High Commission which met in Quebec in 1898 for the adjustment of Canadian questions; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1896; reelected in 1902 and served from March 4, 1897, until his resignation March 3, 1905, having been elected Vice President of the United States; chairman, Committee on Immigration (Fifty-fifth Congress), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Fifty-sixth through Fifty-eighth Congresses); elected Vice President of the United States in 1904 on the Republican ticket with Theodore Roosevelt and served from March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Charles E. Hughes for President in 1916; resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis, Ind., where he died June 4, 1918; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.
BibliographyAmerican National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Gould, Lewis L., ed. ”Charles Warren Fairbanks and the Republican National Convention of 1900: A Memoir.” Indiana Magazine of History 77 (December 1981): 358-72; Madison, James H. “Charles Warren Fairbanks and Indiana Republicanism.” In Gentlemen from Indiana: National Party Candidates, 1836-1940, edited by Ralph D. Gray, pp. 171-88. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1977.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present