The Road to Civil War

Charles W. Walton

(December 9, 1819 — January 24, 1900) Charles Wesley Walton, a Representative from Maine; born in Mexico, Oxford County, Maine, December 9, 1819; attended the common schools and was instructed at home and by private tutors; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Oxford, Maine, in 1841 and commenced practice in Mexico, Maine, in 1843; also practiced law in Dixfield, Maine; attorney for Oxford County 1847-1851; moved to Auburn, Maine, in 1855 and continued the practice of law; attorney for Androscoggin County 1857-1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1861, to May 26, 1862, when he resigned to accept a judicial appointment; associate justice of the State supreme court 1862-1897; was not a candidate for reappointment; resided in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, until his death on January 24, 1900; interment in Evergreen Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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