Historical records matching Choice Boswell Randell, US Congress
About Choice Boswell Randell, US Congress
Charles Boswell Randell was born to James L. and Louisa Amantha (Gartrell) Randell in Murray County, Georgia.
He attended public and private schools and the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega, Georgia, but did not graduate. Instead, he changed his course of study to law and was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 1878. Randell commenced his law practice in Denison, Texas, in January 1879. He moved to Sherman, Texas, in 1882 and continued the practice of law. Public service
Randell was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1913). He was non-supportive of women's suffrage and expressed in a letter to women's Suffragette leader Ermina Thompson Folsom that his concern was race-based. Randell was the author of the Anti-Graft Resolutions to prevent members of United States Congress from receiving gifts or fees from anyone with business before Congress.
With pending reapportionment of his Congressional district, Randall chose to make a bid for the United States Senate in 1912, rather than run for re-election as a member of the United States House of Representatives. Randall was unsuccessful in his Senate bid, and Sam Rayburn succeeded him as Congressman.
After his career in public service ended, Randell resumed the practice of law. Death
He died in Sherman, Texas, October 19, 1945, and is interred in West Hill Cemetery.