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Charles Wilson Pierce
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th district
In office
July 21, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Preceded by District inactive
Succeeded by Charles Hays
Member of the Alabama Senate
In office
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Charles Wilson Pierce

(1823-10-07)October 7, 1823
Benton, New York
Died February 18, 1907(1907-02-18) (aged 83)
Hastings, Florida
Political party Republican

Charles Wilson Pierce (October 7, 1823 – February 18, 1907) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.


Born in Benton, New York, Pierce completed preparatory studies. He moved with his father to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1829, and from there to Huntsville, Ohio, in 1847. He moved to Havana, Illinois, in 1855. During the Civil War enlisted in Company B, Eighty-fifth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was elected first lieutenant. He was appointed quartermaster June 14, 1864. Commissioned major in 1865. He settled in Demopolis, Alabama. Held various public offices. Upon the readmission of Alabama to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from July 21, 1868, to March 3, 1869. He declined to be a candidate for renomination. He moved to Nebraska in 1872. He served as member of the Nebraska State constitutional convention in 1875.

Pierce was elected to the State senate in 1877 and reelected in 1880. He resigned in 1881 to become register of the United States land office, which position he held until May 1886. He returned to his farm. He died in Hastings, Florida, February 18, 1907. He was interred in the family plot on the home farm near Waverly, Nebraska.

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