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Charles Pope Caldwell (June 18, 1875 - July 31, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Charles Pope Caldwell
Charles Pope Caldwell (restoration).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byDenis O'Leary
Succeeded byJohn J. Kindred
Personal details
Born(1875-06-18)June 18, 1875
Bastrop, Texas
DiedJuly 31, 1940(1940-07-31) (aged 65)
Queens, New York
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Texas Law School
Yale Law School


Born near Bastrop, Texas, Caldwell attended the public schools. He graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1898 and from Yale Law School in 1899. He was admitted to the bar in Austin, Texas, in 1898, and later in New York City, where he commenced practice in 1900. He was appointed by Governor John Alden Dix a delegate to the Atlantic Deeper Water Ways Convention in 1910. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912.

Caldwell was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1920. He resumed the practice of law in New York City. He was appointed associate justice of the court of special sessions of New York City January 1, 1926, and served until December 1935. He resumed the practice of law on Long Island. He died in Sunnyside, Queens, on July 31, 1940. His remains were cremated and the ashes scattered over his ancestral estate in Bastrop County, Texas.


  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  • United States Congress. "C. Pope Caldwell (id: C000030)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Denis O'Leary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
John J. Kindred