GROSVENOR, Charles Henry, (1833 - 1917)


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

GROSVENOR, Charles Henry, (uncle of Charles Grosvenor Bond), a Representative from Ohio; born in Pomfret, Windham County, Conn., September 20, 1833; moved with his parents to Ohio in 1838; attended school in Athens County; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and practiced; during the Civil War served in the Eighteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was promoted through the ranks to colonel; brevetted colonel and brigadier general of Volunteers; held diverse township and village offices; member of the State house of representatives 1874-1878 and served as speaker two years; member of the board of trustees of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans’ Home in Xenia from April 1880 until 1888, and president of the board for five years; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896 and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; elected to the Fifty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1907); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Fifty-fourth Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-fifth Congress), Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Fifty-sixth through Fifty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of law in Athens, Ohio; appointed chairman of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park Commission and served from 1910 until his death in Athens, Ohio, October 30, 1917; interment in Union Street Cemetery.


Bibliography

Schlup, Leonard. “The Sage of Athens: Charles H. Grosvenor and Presidential Politics in Ohio in 1908,” Ohio History 105 (1996): 145-56.