Charles Fletcher Johnson

Charles Fletcher Johnson

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Charles Fletcher Johnson

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Charles Fletcher Johnson (February 14, 1859 February 15, 1930) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Maine from 1911 until 1917.


Born in Winslow, Maine, he attended the common schools and the Waterville Classical Institute and graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1879. He was the principal of the high school of Machias, Maine from 1881 to 1886. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Waterville, Maine. he

An unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maine in 1892 and 1894, he was elected mayor of Waterville in 1893. He served as a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1905 and 1907.

He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1910 and served from March 4, 1911, until March 3, 1917. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916. He served, variously as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on National Banks, the U.S. Senate Committee on Fisheries and the U.S. Senate Committee on Pensions.

He was judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1917 to 1929, and assumed senior status on April 30, 1929. His service as a judge terminated at his death.


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