Robert Charles Wickliffe

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Robert Charles Wickliffe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1909 – June 11, 1912
Preceded by George Kent Favrot
Succeeded by Lewis Lovering Morgan
Personal details
Born (1874-05-01)May 1, 1874
Bardstown, Kentucky
Died June 11, 1912(1912-06-11) (aged 38)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Relations Grandson of Charles A. Wickliffe
Son of Robert C. Wickliffe
Alma mater Centre College
Tulane University
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1898
Battles/wars Spanish-American War

Robert Charles Wickliffe (May 1, 1874 – June 11, 1912), (grandson of Charles A. Wickliffe and cousin of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana; born in Bardstown, Kentucky, while his parents were visiting relatives; he attended the public schools of St. Francisville, Louisiana; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, in 1895 and from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in St. Francisville; member of the state constitutional convention in 1898; enlisted as a private in Company E, First Regiment, Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; was mustered out of the service in October 1898; returned to West Feliciana Parish; district attorney of the twenty-fourth judicial district of Louisiana 1902–1906; elected as a Democrat to the 61st and 62nd congresses, (March 4, 1909 – June 11, 1912), when he was killed while crossing a railroad bridge in Washington, D.C.; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.

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