HARTMAN, Charles Sampson, (1861 - 1929)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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HARTMAN, Charles Sampson, a Representative from Montana; born in Monticello, White County, Ind., March 1, 1861; attended the public schools and Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; moved to Bozeman, Mont., in January 1882; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Bozeman, Mont.; probate judge of Gallatin County 1884-1886; member of the State constitutional convention in 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses; reelected as a Silver Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1899; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1898; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; resumed the practice of law; became affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1900; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900; unsuccessful candidate for election as a Democrat in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Ecuador in July 1913 and served until May 14, 1922, when he returned to Bozeman, Mont.; moved to Great Falls, Mont., in 1926 and resumed the practice of law; moved to Fort Benton, Mont., in 1927, having been appointed judge of the twelfth judicial district of Montana on March 3, 1927; elected to the same office in 1928, and served until his death in Great Falls, Mont., on August 3, 1929; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Fort Benton, Mont.