ROBERTSON, Charles Raymond, (1889 - 1951)


ROBERTSON, Charles Raymond, a Representative from North Dakota; born on a farm near Madison, Wis., on September 5, 1889; assisted his father on a grain and stock farm in Columbia County, Wis., while attending public schools at Arlington and Poynette, Wis.; was graduated from Parker College, Winnebago, Minn.; held executive positions in wholesale and retail department stores throughout Minnesota and the Dakotas; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940; member of the Republican State executive committee; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; engaged in the retail business in Bismarck, N.Dak.; again elected to the Seventy-ninth and Eightieth Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; resumed the merchandising business in Bismarck, N.Dak., and paint manufacturing in Washington, D.C.; in 1949 was named an advisory member of the Hoover Commission on the reorganization of the Government; died in Bismarck, N.Dak., February 18, 1951; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.