GROSVENOR, Charles Henry

GROSVENOR, Charles Henry
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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GROSVENOR, Charles Henry, (uncle of Charles Grosvenor Bond), a Representative from Ohio; born in Pomfret, Windham County, Conn., September 20, 1833; moved with his parents to Ohio in 1838; attended school in Athens County; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and practiced; during the Civil War served in the Eighteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was promoted through the ranks to colonel; brevetted colonel and brigadier general of Volunteers; held diverse township and village offices; member of the State house of representatives 1874-1878 and served as speaker two years; member of the board of trustees of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans' Home in Xenia from April 1880 until 1888, and president of the board for five years; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896 and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; elected to the Fifty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1907); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Fifty-fourth Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-fifth Congress), Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Fifty-sixth through Fifty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of law in Athens, Ohio; appointed chairman of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park Commission and served from 1910 until his death in Athens, Ohio, October 30, 1917; interment in Union Street Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Henry Clark Corbin Papers, ca. 1864-1980, 5 linear feet. Correspondents include Charles H. Grosvenor.
Papers: In the William McKinley Papers, ca. 1847-1935, 56 linear feet. Correspondents include Charles H. Grosvenor.

Ohio University Libraries
Manuscript Collection, Archives and Special Collections

Athens, OH
Papers: In Charles H. Grosvenor Collection, 1819-1944. 1 1/2 feet. Includes 3 boxes of photographs, genealogies, and miscellaneous documents. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Grosvenor, Charles Henry. American tariffs and American sheep. [N. p., 1900].

___. The book of the presidents, with biographical sketches. Washington, D.C.: The Continental Press, 1902.

___. Democratic incompetency. Washington: N.p., 1896.

___. Speech of Gen. C. H. Grosvenor. Athens, Ohio: Messenger Print, 1872.

___. Speech of Gen. C. H. Grosvenor. N.p., 1874].

___. The two great parties tried by their record. Failure of Democratic rule. Success of Republican administration. Honest money "the keynote": Speech of Gen. Chas. H. Grosvenor, delivered at Hillsboro, Ohio, Saturday, August 24, 1878. [Ohio?: N.p., 1878].

___. The unlawful calling out of the militia--the law violated by the governor, and his weak apology--the demand upon which the troops were called out--a little Kellogg usupration in Ohio--the other ox is gored. [N.p., 1875].

___. William McKinley, his life and work. Washington, D.C.: The Continental Assembly, 1901.

[McAneny, George]. An open letter to the Honorable C. H. Grosvenor, in reply to recent attacks on the civil service law and rules. [New York: N.p., 1897].

Schlup, Leonard. "The Sage of Athens: Charles H. Grosvenor and Presidential Politics in Ohio in 1908," Ohio History 105 (1996)" 145-56.

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