Charles West Kendall, US Congress

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Charles West Kendall

Birthplace: Searsmont, Maine
Death: 1914 (85-86)
Mount Rainier, Maryland
Place of Burial: Congressional Cemetery Washington District of Columbia
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About Charles West Kendall, US Congress

Charles West Kendall (April 22, 1828 – June 25, 1914) was an American politician, lawyer, librarian, editor, proprietor and miner in California, Nevada and Colorado.

Born in Searsmont, Maine, Kendall attended Phillips Academy and Yale College. He moved to California in 1849 where he engaged in mining, was editor and proprietor of the San Jose Tribune from 1855 to 1859, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859, commencing practice in Sacramento, California. He was a member of the California State Assembly in 1862 and 1863, representing Tuolumne and Mono counties, and then moved to Hamilton, Nevada where he continued to practice law. Kendall was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1870, serving from 1871 to 1875, declining to be a candidate for renomination in 1874. Afterwards, he moved to Denver, Colorado and resumed practicing law. He served as assistant librarian in the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D.C., from 1892 until his death in Mount Rainier, Maryland, on June 25, 1914. Kendall was interred in Congressional Cemetery in Washington.

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Searsmont, Maine
Age 86
Mount Rainier, Maryland
Congressional Cemetery Washington District of Columbia