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About Charles Hathaway Larrabee
Charles Hathaway Larrabee (November 9, 1820 - January 20, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.
Born in Rome, New York, Larrabee moved with his father to Ohio. He attended Granville College. He studied engineering and law. He was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1844 and continued the practice of law. Larrabee was the city attorney in 1846 and 1847. He moved to Horicon, Wisconsin, in 1847 and practiced law. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1847. He served as judge of the third judicial circuit and of the State supreme court 1848-1858. He resigned.
Larrabee was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress.
During the Civil War, Larrabee served in the Union Army from April 17, 1861, until his resignation in September 1863 and was promoted from lieutenant to colonel.
He moved to California in 1864 and practiced law in San Bernardino, California, and also in Salem, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. He was seriously injured in a railroad accident at Tehachapi, California, which resulted in his death in Los Angeles, California, on January 20, 1883. He was interred in the Masonic Cemetery, in San Francisco, California.