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NASH, Charles Edmund, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Opelousas, St. Landry
Parish, La., May 23, 1844; attended the common schools; was a bricklayer by
trade; during the Civil War enlisted in 1863 as a private in the Eighty-second
Regiment, United States Volunteers, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant
major; appointed night inspector of customs in 1865; elected as a Republican to
the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate
for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; postmaster at Washington,
St. Landry Parish, La., from February 15, 1882, until May 1, 1882; died in New
Orleans, La., June 21, 1913; interment in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.
BibliographyCharles Edmund Nash in
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the
direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History
& Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 2008.