Charles Lynch (politician)

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Charles Lynch (1783 – February 9, 1853) was a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Mississippi. He was elected to the Mississippi State Senate and served in 1827 and 1832-1833. In July 1833, he succeeded Governor Abram L. Scott, who had died in office and remained so until the election of Hiram Runnels in November of that year. He was later elected in his own right and served a complete 2 year term as Governor starting in January 1836.

He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Abram M. Scott
Governor of Mississippi
1833
Succeeded by
Hiram Runnels
Preceded by
John A. Quitman
Governor of Mississippi
1836-1838
Succeeded by
Alexander G. McNutt