HOARD, Charles Brooks, (1805 - 1886)


HOARD, Charles Brooks, a Representative from New York; born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., June 5, 1805; attended the public schools; moved to Antwerp, N.Y., where he was postmaster during the administrations of Jackson and Van Buren; member of the State assembly in 1837; moved to Watertown, N.Y., in January 1844; clerk of Jefferson County 1844-1846; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); engaged in the manufacture of portable engines and, during the Civil War, the manufacture of arms for the Government; moved to West Virginia in 1870; died in Ceredo, W.Va., November 20, 1886; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.