MOSES, Charles Leavell, (1856 - 1910)


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

MOSES, Charles Leavell, a Representative from Georgia; born near Turin, Coweta County, Ga., May 2, 1856; attended the country schools and was graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Ga., in 1876; engaged in teaching and agricultural pursuits; for several years principal of the Newnan Academy for Boys; after 1886 devoted his time exclusively to agricultural interests; member of the Farmers’ Alliance; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1897); chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fifty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed agricultural pursuits in Turin, Ga.; delegate to several Democratic State and National conventions; returned to his farm near Turin, Ga., and resumed agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1900-1904; retired and moved to Atlanta, Ga., where he died October 10, 1910; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.