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  • ID: I97927
  • Name: Charles CURTIS
  • RELA: 7th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 JAN 1860 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS
  • Occupation: BET 1885 AND 1889 Prosecuting Attorney, Shawnee Co., KS
  • Education: BET 4 MAR 1893 AND 28 JAN 1907 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas
  • Event: Elected BET 29 JAN 1907 AND 4 MAR 1913 United States Senator from Kansas
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1915 AND 4 MAR 1929 United States Senator from Kansas
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1929 AND 4 MAR 1933 31st Vice President of the United States
  • Death: of Heart attack 8 FEB 1936 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Pic Vice-President Charles Curtis
  • Burial: Topeka Cem., Topeka, KS
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    CURTIS, Charles, a Representative and a Senator from Kansas and a Vice President of the United States; born in Topeka, Kans., January 25, 1860; attended the common schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Topeka; prosecuting attorney of Shawnee County 1885- 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1893, until January 28, 1907, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-seventh Congresses); had been reelected to the Sixtieth Congress, but on January 23, 1907, was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1907, caused by the resignation of Joseph R. Burton, and on the same day was elected for the full Senate term commencing March 4, 1907, and served from January 29, 1907, to March 3, 1913; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-second Congress; chairman, Committee on Indian Depredations (1905-11), Committee on Coast Defenses (1911-13), Republican Conference (1924-1929); again elected to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1915; reelected in 1920 and 1926 and served from March 4, 1915, until his resignation on March 3, 1929, having been elected Vice President of the United States; Republican whip 1915-1924; majority leader 1925-1929; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket headed by Herbert Hoover in 1928, was inaugurated on March 4, 1929, and served until March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 for Vice President; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died on February 8, 1936; interment in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kans.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Orren Arms CURTIS b: 23 JUN 1829 in Eugene, Vermillion Co., IN
    Mother: Helen C. PAPPAN b: 1840

    Marriage 1 Annie Elizabeth BAIRD b: 24 DEC 1860 in Altoona, Blair Co., PA
    • Married: 27 NOV 1884 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS
    Children
    1. Has Children Permelia Jeanette CURTIS b: 6 JAN 1886 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS
    2. Has No Children Harry King CURTIS b: 1 OCT 1890
    3. Has Children Leona Virginia CURTIS b: 1 APR 1892

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