FIELD, Charles W.



FIELD, Charles W., a Doorkeeper from Georgia; born in Woodford County, Ky., April 6, 1828; attended private schools; attended the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.; graduated from United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1849; United States Army, 1849–1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, 1861–1865; elected Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives for the Forty-fifth and for the succeeding Congress (April 8, 1878–December 5, 1881); civil engineer, 1881–1888; superintendent, Hot Springs National Park, Ark.; staff, Department of War Records Office, 1891–1892; died on April 9, 1892, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.


* Elected Doorkeeper on April 8, 1878, to fill the unexpired term of John W. Polk, who was removed from office on April 4, 1878. See, House Journal, 45th Cong., 2nd sess., (April 8, 1876): 808-813.

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