Charles L. Valentine

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For the English politician, see Charles James Valentine.

Charles L. Valentine was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Valentine was born on October 16, 1846 in Genesee County, New York. He moved to Wisconsin in 1849, settling in Janesville, Wisconsin. During the American Civil War, Valentine enlisted in the Union Army and served with the 5th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which resulted in the loss of his right foot. In 1871, he married Mary E. Gage. Valentine was raised Methodist and was a member of the Knights of Pythias. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Grand Army of the Republic and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Political career[edit]

Valentine was elected to the Assembly in 1900 and was re-elected in 1902. Additionally, he was Clerk and Postmaster of Janesville and Register of Deeds of Rock County, Wisconsin. He was a Republican.