Charles D. Drake

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"(April 11, 1811 -- April 1, 1892) Charles Daniel Drake was a(n) lawyer, midshipman, public servant, judge, and American politician. Drake was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to St. Louis in 1834. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. He was appointed midshipman in the United States Navy (1825 - 1829), member of the state house of representatives (1859-1860), member of the State constitutional convention (1865), and appointed chief justice of the Court of Claims (1870 - 1885). Charles was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (March 4, 1867 - December 19, 1870) where he served as chairman on the Committee on Education. He resigned from the Senate to accept a judicial position. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Missouri Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Missouri Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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