Charles Dorr
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Charles Dorr
Charles P. Dorr
Charles P. Dorr (West Virginia Congressman).jpg
From Volume 1 (1899) of Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, Supreme Court and Fifty-fifth Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd district

March 4, 1897 (1897-03-04) - March 3, 1899 (1899-03-03)
James Hall Huling
David Emmons Johnston
Personal details
Charles Phillips Dorr

(1852-08-12)August 12, 1852
Miltonburg, Ohio
DiedOctober 8, 1914(1914-10-08) (aged 62)
Clover Lick, West Virginia
Resting placeClover Lick Cemetery, Clover Lick, West Virginia
Political partyRepublican

Charles Phillips Dorr (August 12, 1852 – October 8, 1914) was a lawyer and Republican politician from West Virginia who served as a United States Representative in the 55th United States Congress. Dorr was born in Miltonsburg, Ohio in Monroe County.

Dorr moved with his parents to Woodsfield, Ohio in 1866. He taught school in Ohio and West Virginia. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1874 and began practicing in West Virginia that year. He was a member of the Webster Springs, West Virginia town council. He won election to the fourth delegate district of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1884 and 1888. In 1887 he was made Sergeant at Arms. He won election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1898 and resumed his legal practice at Webster Springs, West Virginia. He died on his estate at Clover Lick, West Virginia in Pocahontas County on October 8, 1914. He was buried at Clover Lick Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website United States Congress. "DORR, Charles Phillips (id: D000436)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Online. September 11, 2007.

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