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Charles S. Hartman, Montana Congressman.

Charles Sampson Hartman (March 1, 1861 – August 3, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from Montana.

Born in Monticello, Indiana, Hartman attended the public schools and Wabash College in Crawfordsville. He moved to Bozeman, Montana, in January 1882. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1884, and began practicing in Bozeman. He was a probate judge of Gallatin County 1884-1886. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1889.

Hartman was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses. He was reelected as a Silver Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1899. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1898. He served as delegate to the 1896 Republican National Convention. He resumed the practice of law.

He became affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1900. He served as delegate to the 1900 Democratic National Convention. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election as a Democrat in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Ecuador in July 1913 and served until May 14, 1922, when he returned to Bozeman. He moved to Great Falls in 1926 and resumed the practice of law. He moved to Fort Benton in 1927, having been appointed judge of the twelfth judicial district of Montana on March 3, 1927.

Hartman was elected to the same office in 1928, and served until his death in Great Falls, on August 3, 1929. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery in Fort Benton.


  • United States Congress. "Charles S. Hartman (id: H000300)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Charles S. Hartman at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Dixon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1893–March 3, 1899
Succeeded by
Albert James Campbell
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Montgomery Schuyler, Jr.
United States Envoy to Ecuador
30 September 1913–20 March 1922
Succeeded by
Gerhard A. Bading

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