Charles Downing

Charles Downing (died 1841) was a Delegate to the US House of Representatives from the Florida Territory. He was born in Virginia, although it is unknown when. In his life, Downing studied law, and after being admitted to The Florida Bar, he practiced in St. Augustine, Florida. Initially, a member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Downing was then elected to the Twenty-fifth United States Congress, and took office on March 4, 1837. Two years later, he was re-elected to the Twenty-sixth United States Congress, and his term ended on March 3, 1841. In 1841, Charles Downing died in St. Augustine, Florida.

Charles Downing
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Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Florida Territory
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byJoseph M. White
Succeeded byDavid Levy Yulee
Member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida from Mosquito County
In office
1835–1838
Preceded byJoseph L. Smith
Succeeded byWilliam Henry Brockenbrough
Personal details
BornVirginia
DiedOct. 24, 1841[1]
St. Augustine, Florida
Political partyDemocratic
ChildrenCharles W. Downing, Jr.
Occupationlawyer

His son, Charles W. Downing, Jr., was Secretary of State of Florida.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Madisonian Newspaper, Washington DC, Saturday Nov. 6, 1841, page 2

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles Downing (id: D000472)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Political offices
Preceded by Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida Territory

March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by