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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " CHARLES MEMORIAL HAMILTON " WAS A UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE FROM FLORIDA : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

BLACK     SOCIAL      HISTORY                                                                                                              Charles Memorial Hamilton




Charles Memorial Hamilton
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large district
In office
July 1, 1868 – March 3, 1871
Preceded byGeorge S. Hawkins (pre-Civil War)
Succeeded byJosiah T. Walls
Personal details
BornNovember 1, 1840
Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 22, 1875 (aged 34)
Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
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Charles Memorial Hamilton (November 1, 1840 – October 22, 1875) was a US Representative from Florida.

Biography

Born in Pine Creek TownshipClinton County, Pennsylvania; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Columbia Law School, Columbia, Pennsylvania.
During the American Civil War, Hamilton entered the Union Army as a private in 1861 and served in Company A, Fifth Regiment,Pennsylvania Reserves; appointed judge advocate of the general court-martial and general pass officer for the Army of the Potomac; served on the staff of the Military Governor of Washington, D.C., until transferred to Marianna, Florida in 1865.
He was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Marianna, Fla.; upon the readmission of the State of Florida to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses and served from July 1, 1868, to March 3, 1871; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1870; appointed senior major general of the Florida Militia in February 1871;postmaster of Jacksonville, Florida from July 27, 1871, to March 1, 1872; appointed collector of customs at Key West, Florida, in February 1873; resigned on account of ill health; died in Pine Creek Township, Clinton County, Pa.; interment in Jersey Shore Cemetery.