Charles Dorr

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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 West Virginia House of Delegates in 1884 and 1888. In 1887 he was made Sergeant at Arms. He won election in 1886 to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 – March 4, 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 near Marlinton, West Virginia at Clover Lick in Pocahontas County on October 8, 1914. He was buried at Clover Lick Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Hall Huling
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

1897–1899
Succeeded by
David Emmons Johnston