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Charles Pelham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by William A. Handley
Succeeded by Taul Bradford
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Charles Pelham

(1835-03-12)March 12, 1835
Person County, North Carolina
Died January 18, 1908(1908-01-18) (aged 72)
Poulan, Georgia
Political party Republican

Charles Pelham (March 12, 1835 – January 18, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Born in Person County, North Carolina, Pelham moved with his parents to Alabama in 1838. There, he attended the common schools and later studied law. In 1858, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Talladega, Alabama. After the beginning of the American civil war, Pelham entered the Confederate States Army in 1862 and served as first lieutenant of Company C, Fifty-first Regiment, Alabama Infantry. After the war, he served as judge of the tenth judicial circuit of Alabama from 1868 until 1873.

Pelham was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875). When he was not renominated in 1874, Pelham resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.. Late in life, he was appointed a clerk in the Treasury Department.

In 1907, he moved to Poulan, Georgia, where he died the following year on January 18, 1908. He was interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

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