Charles Dorr

Charles Dorr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1897 (1897-03-04)  March 4, 1899 (1899-03-04)
Preceded by James Hall Huling
Succeeded by David Emmons Johnston
Personal details
Born Charles Phillips Dorr
(1852-08-12)August 12, 1852
Miltonburg, Ohio
Died October 8, 1914(1914-10-08) (aged 62)
Clover Lick, West Virginia
Political party Republican

Charles Phillips Dorr (August 12, 1852 October 8, 1914) was a lawyer and Republican politician from West Virginia who served as a United States Representative in the 55th United States Congress. Dorr was born in Miltonsburg, Ohio in Monroe County.

Dorr moved with his parents to Woodsfield, Ohio in 1866. He taught school in Ohio and West Virginia. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1874 and began practicing in West Virginia that year. He was a member of the Webster Springs, West Virginia town council. He won election to the fourth delegate district of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1884 and 1888. In 1887 he was made Sergeant at Arms. He won election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 March 4, 1899). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1898 and resumed his legal practice at Webster Springs, West Virginia. He died on his estate at Clover Lick, West Virginia in Pocahontas County on October 8, 1914. He was buried at Clover Lick Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website United States Congress. "DORR, Charles Phillips (id: D000436)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.  Online. September 11, 2007.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Hall Huling
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
David Emmons Johnston

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