Charles Slade

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Charles Slade (died July 26, 1834) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in England, Slade immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended the public schools. He moved to Carlyle, Illinois. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He held several local offices. He served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, 1820 and 1826.

Slade was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1833 until his death near Vincennes, Indiana on July 26, 1834.

One of his sons was future Western gunfighter Jack Slade. In 1838, Slade's widow, Mary Kain, married future Civil War general Elias Dennis.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
John Reynolds

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.