Charles Preston Wickham

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Charles Preston Wickham
Charles Preston Wickham.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by Charles H. Grosvenor
Succeeded by James W. Owens
Personal details
Born (1836-09-15)September 15, 1836
Norwalk, Ohio
Died March 18, 1925(1925-03-18) (aged 88)
Norwalk, Ohio
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater Cincinnati Law School
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Union Army
Years of service 1861-1865
Rank Union army lt col rank insignia.jpg Brevet Lieutenant colonel
Unit Ohio 55th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Charles Preston Wickham (September 15, 1836 – March 18, 1925) was a 19th-century congressman and judge from Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio.

Wickham attended the public schools, the Norwalk Academy, and the Cincinnati Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1858 and practiced in Norwalk, Ohio.

During the American Civil War, he enlisted as a private in Company D, Fifty-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, in September 1861 and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel by brevet. He was mustered out of the service July 11, 1865 and resumed the practice of law in Norwalk.

He served as prosecuting attorney 1866-1870 and was elected judge of the court of common pleas of the fourth judicial district in 1880 and 1885. Wickham was then elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891) and served as chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Fifty-first Congress). He died in Norwalk, Ohio on March 18, 1925 after being struck by a car and was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771–Present

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