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Charles Herbert Joyce
|Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st district
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
|Preceded by||Charles W. Willard|
|Succeeded by||John Wolcott Stewart|
|Member of the Vermont House of Representatives|
January 30, 1830|
near Andover, Hampshire, England, U.K.
|Died||November 22, 1916
Pittsfield, Vermont, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rouene M. Randall Joyce|
|Alma mater||Newbury Seminary|
Joyce was born near Andover, Hampshire, England to Charles Joyce and Martha E. Grist Joyce. At the age of six, in 1836, he immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Waitsfield, Vermont.
He attended Waitsfield Academy and Northfield Academy before entering Newbury Seminary. He was a page in the Vermont House of Representatives for three sessions. While studying law with Francis V. Randall, John L. Buck, and Farrand F. Merrill, Joyce taught school to support himself. He was admitted to the bar in 1852. He began the practice of law in Northfield, Vermont in 1855.
When the American Civil War broke out, he served in the Union Army as major and lieutenant colonel of the Second Vermont Volunteers. After the war he resumed his legal practice in Rutland, Vermont and entered politics, serving as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1869 until 1871. He was the speaker in 1870 and 1871.
Joyce was elected as a Republican candidate to the Forty-fourth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1875 until March 3, 1883. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1882. After leaving office he again resumed his legal practice in Rutland, Vermont.
He retired from his legal practice in 1895. Joyce resided in Pittsfield, Vermont until his death on November 22, 1916. He is interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland, Vermont.
Joyce was married to Rouene M. Randall Joyce. They had three children: Inez Rouene Joyce, Grace Randall Joyce, and Charles P.F. Joyce.
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