Charles F. McLaughlin
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1908 and the law department of Columbia University, New York City in 1910. He was admitted to the bar in 1910 and set up practice in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a special master in Chancery for the Federal Court from 1916 to 1918. During World War I he served as captain of the Three Hundred and Forty-seventh Field Artillery, Ninety-first Division, American Expeditionary Forces, until his discharge, April 30, 1919. He was also a major in the Officers’ Reserve Corps from 1919 to 1921.
In 1920 he became a delegate to the Nebraska constitutional convention. He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth United States Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses serving from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1943. He was unsuccessful in running for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress. Afterwards he became a member of the American-Mexican Claims Commission in Washington, D.C., from 1943 to 1947. He was a member of the Indian Claims Commission from April 5, 1947 until November 14, 1949 when he took the oath of office a day later as a United States district judge for the District of Columbia. He became a senior United States district court judge for the District of Columbia on December 31, 1964 and continued to hear cases until June 1974. He resided in Washington, D.C., where he died on February 5, 1976. He is buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland.
- "The Political Graveyard". McLaughlin, Charles Francis. Retrieved February 2, 2006.
- "Congressional Bioguide". McLaughlin, Charles Francis. Retrieved February 2, 2006.
|United States House of Representatives|
Edward R. Burke (D)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1943
Howard H. Buffett (R)