THOMPSON, Charles Winston, (1860 - 1904)


THOMPSON, Charles Winston, a Representative from Alabama; born near Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala., December 30, 1860; attended the common schools and Park High School in Tuskegee, Ala.; was graduated from Bryant and Stratton’s Business College, Louisville, Ky., in 1878; engaged in mercantile pursuits; president of the Bank of Tuskegee, Ala.; county superintendent of education for Macon County 1886-1888; appointed in 1896 lieutenant colonel on the staff of Gov. Joseph F. Johnston and served in that capacity until the end of the Governor’s term; member of the State senate in 1898; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1901, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 20, 1904; interment in the City Cemetery, Tuskegee, Ala.