CURRY, Charles Forrest, (1858 - 1930)


CURRY, Charles Forrest, (father of Charles Forrest Curry, Jr.), a Representative from California; born in Naperville, Du Page County, Ill., March 14, 1858; attended the common schools and the Episcopal Academy, Mineral Point, Wis.; studied one year at the University of Washington at Seattle, and also was educated by a private tutor; moved with his parents to Seattle, Wash., in 1872, and thence to San Francisco, Calif., in 1873; engaged in agricultural pursuits and the cattle, lumber, and mining businesses; member of the State assembly in 1887 and 1888; was admitted to the bar of San Francisco in 1888; superintendent of Station B post office, San Francisco, 1890-1894; clerk of San Francisco city and county 1894-1898; secretary of state of California 1899-1910; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 1910; appointed building and loan commissioner of California in 1911; representative to the Panama Pacific International Exposition for the Pacific Coast and Intermountain States in 1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C., October 10, 1930; chairman, Committee on Territories (Sixty-sixth through Seventy-first Congresses); interment in Abbey Mausoleum (near Arlington National Cemetery), Arlington, Va; reinterment in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va.