TIRRELL, Charles Quincy, (1844 - 1910)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

TIRRELL, Charles Quincy, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Sharon, Norfolk County, Mass., December 10, 1844; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1866; served as principal of Peacham (Vt.) Academy for one year and of the high school at St. Johnsbury, Vt., for two years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1872; moved to Natick, Mass., in 1873; served in the State senate in 1881 and 1882; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1901, until his death in Natick, Mass., July 31, 1910; interment in Dell Park Cemetery.