CHICKERING, Charles Addison, (1843 - 1900)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

CHICKERING, Charles Addison, a Representative from New York; born in Harrisburg, Lewis County, N.Y., November 26, 1843; attended the common schools and Lowville Academy and was for some time a teacher in that institution; engaged in business as a hardware merchant; served as school commissioner of Lewis County 1865-1875; member of the New York assembly 1879-1881 and as clerk of the assembly 1884-1890; served as chairman of the Lewis County Republican committee; member of the Republican State committee, serving as secretary, and as a member of its executive committee; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1893, until his accidental death from injuries received in a fall from a window of the Grand Union Hotel in New York City while on a business trip February 13, 1900; chairman, Committee on Railways and Canals (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-sixth Congresses); interment in Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen, Lewis County, N.Y.