PLUMLEY, Charles Albert

PLUMLEY, Charles Albert
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1875–1964

Biography

PLUMLEY, Charles Albert, (son of Frank Plumley), a Representative from Vermont; born in Northfield, Washington County, Vt., April 14, 1875; attended the public schools; was graduated from Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., in 1896; assistant secretary of the State senate in 1894; principal and superintendent of the Northfield graded and high schools 1896-1900; assistant clerk and clerk of the State house of representatives 1900-1910; captain in the Vermont National Guard in 1901; colonel in the Officers' Reserve Corps; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Northfield, Vt.; secretary of the French-Venezuela Mixed Commission in 1906; member of the State house of representatives 1912-1915, serving as speaker; commissioner of taxes for the State of Vermont 1912-1919; general counsel and tax attorney for a rubber company in Akron, Ohio, in 1919 and 1920; president of Norwich University 1920-1934; reading clerk of the Republican National Conventions of 1936 and 1940; also engaged in banking; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ernest W. Gibson; reelected to the Seventy-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 16, 1934, to January 3, 1951; was not a candidate for renomination in 1950; resumed the practice of law in Northfield, Vt.; died in Barre, Vt., October 31, 1964; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Northfield, Vt.

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

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External Research Collections

Norwich University Archives
Kreitzberg Library

Northfield, VT
Papers: 1890-1964, 2 boxes. The collection consists of papers created and accrued by Charles Plumley. Included are papers, legislation, clippings, speeches and writings. There is biographical information on Charles Plumley along with his sons, Allan R. and Fletcher P. Plumley, and his father, Frank Plumley. Frank Plumley's papers, 1895-1925, are also available in the collection. Photographs of Charles Plumley, his family, Norwich University campus and events, and Armistice Day celebrations in Northfield in 1919 are also included in the collection. The content listing contains more detailed information on the collection.

Vermont Historical Society

Montpelier, VT
Papers: 1933-1950. ca. 4 feet. Scrapbooks, chiefly clippings about his political career. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: In the David V. Anderson papers, 1890-1970, 0.5 linear foot. Persons represented include Charles Albert Plumley.
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