GIFFORD, Charles Laceille

GIFFORD, Charles Laceille
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1871–1947

Biography

GIFFORD, Charles Laceille, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Cotuit, Barnstable County, Mass., March 15, 1871; attended the common schools; taught school in Massachusetts and Connecticut from 1890 to 1900; engaged in the real estate business in 1900 on Cape Cod and later became interested in the propagation of oysters and the raising of cranberries; member of the State house of representatives in 1912 and 1913; served in the State senate 1914-1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Walsh and on the same day was elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress; reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from November 7, 1922, until his death at Cotuit, Mass., August 23, 1947; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses), Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Seventy-first Congress); interment in Mosswood Cemetery.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 80th Cong., 2d sess., 1948. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Charles Laceille Gifford, late a Representative from Massachusetts. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1950.

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