BOUTELLE, Charles Addison

BOUTELLE, Charles Addison
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1839–1901

Biography

BOUTELLE, Charles Addison, a Representative from Maine; born in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine, February 9, 1839; attended the public schools at Brunswick and the Yarmouth Academy; adopted the profession of shipmaster; in the spring of 1862 volunteered and was appointed acting master in the United States Navy; served in the North and South Atlantic and West Gulf Squadrons; promoted to lieutenant, May 5, 1864; participated in the capture of Mobile and in receiving surrender of the Confederate Fleet; afterwards assigned to command of naval forces in Mississippi Sound; honorably discharged January 14, 1866; engaged in business in New York; became managing editor of the Bangor (Maine) Whig and Courier in 1870 and purchased controlling ownership in 1874; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati in 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his resignation, March 3, 1901, before the commencement of the Fifty-seventh Congress, to which he had been reelected; chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Fifty-first Congress and Fifty-fourth through Fifty-sixth Congresses); by joint resolution of Congress on January 16, 1901, was placed on the retired list of the Navy, with the rank of captain; died in Waverley, Middlesex County, Mass., May 21, 1901; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Indiana State Library

Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In the Anna W. Wright Papers, 1855-1911, 0.75 linear foot. Correspondents include Charles A. Boutelle.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the George Dewey Papers, 1890-1943, 14 items. The papers include a letter from Charles A. Boutelle to Sally Phenix Hill written on May 10, 1898. Enclosed with the letter is a letter from Garret A. Hobart.
Papers: In the David D. Porter Family Papers, 1799-1899, 10 linear feet. Correspondents include Charles A. Boutelle. A finding aid is available in the library.

Maine Historical Society

Portland, ME
Papers: 1894, 1 item. A letter from Charles A. Boutelle to Miss Field written on in 1894. In the letter, Charles Boutelle thanks Miss Field for her forceful editorial in praise of Mr. Morton.

The Morgan Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1858, 1 item. A letter from Charles Addison Boutelle to William Pitt Fessenden written on February 17, 1858. In the letter, Charles Boutelle congratulates William Fessenden on his stand in the Senate and discusses contemporary politics.
Papers: 1863, 1 item. A letter from Charles Addison Boutelle to William Pitt Fessenden written on January 25, 1863. In the letter, Charles Boutelle thanks William Fessenden for assistance in obtaining his position, and extending sympathy in the death of William Fessenden's son in action.
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