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Charles Dorr

Born: Aug 12, 1852

Death: Oct 8, 1914

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Charles Dorr

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1852
Date of Death : Oct 8, 1914

Charles Phillips Dorr was a lawyer and Republican politician from West Virginia who served as a United States Representative in the 55th United States Congress. Dorr was born in Miltonsburg, Ohio in Monroe County. Dorr moved with his parents to Woodsfield, Ohio in 1866. He taught school in Ohio and West Virginia. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1874 and began practicing in West Virginia that year. He was a member of the Webster Springs, West Virginia town council. He won election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1884 and 1888. In 1887 he was made Sergeant at Arms. He won election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1898 and resumed his legal practice at Webster Springs, West Virginia. He died on his estate near Marlinton, West Virginia at Clover Lick in Pocahontas County on October 8, 1914. He was buried at Clover Lick Cemetery.


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