RANDALL, Charles Sturtevant, (1824 - 1904)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

RANDALL, Charles Sturtevant, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 20, 1824; attended a private school, the Friends Academy, New Bedford, and also studied in France; joined the gold rush to California in 1849 but returned two years later to engage in the commission and shipping business, from which he retired in 1872; served in the State senate in 1883 and 1884; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894; retired from his former business pursuits; died in New Bedford, Mass., August 17, 1904; interment in the Rural Cemetery.