Charles Gustav Binderup

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Charles Gustav Binderup
Charles Binderup.jpg
Portrait of Charles Binderup in 1911, extracted from a photo of the Minden, Nebraska Band
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 4th congressional district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byAshton C. Shallenberger
Succeeded byCarl Curtis
Personal details
BornMarch 5, 1873
Horsens, Denmark
DiedAugust 19, 1950 (aged 77)
Minden, Nebraska
Spouse(s)Elena Westengaard Binderup
Alma materGrand Island Business College
  • Farmer
  • Merchant
  • Realtor
  • Politician

Charles Gustav Binderup (March 5, 1873 – August 19, 1950) was a Nebraska Democratic politician. He served as United States Congressman from 1935 to 1939.

Early life[edit]

Binderup was born in Horsens, Denmark, son of George Werner Binderup and Laurentza Bjerring. When he was six months old, his parents immigrated to the United States, settling on a farm near Hastings, Nebraska. He attended Grand Island Business College and farmed near Hastings and Minden, Nebraska. He married Elena Westengaard on September 18, 1900, and they had three children.


Binderup was in the mercantile and creamery business in Minden.[1]

Binderup was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses and served from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1939.[2] He failed to be reelected in 1938.[3] He ran as an Independent for the Seventy-seventh Congress but was defeated again. He helped organize the Constitutional Money League of America in Minden.


Binderup died in Minden on August 19, 1950 (age 77 years, 167 days), and is interred at Minden Cemetery.[4] He was a Presbyterian.


  1. ^ "Binderup, Charles Gustav (1873-1950)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Charles Gustav Binderup". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ "BINDERUP, Charles Gustav, (1873 - 1950)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Charles Gustav Binderup". Find A Grave. Retrieved October 6, 2012.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 4th congressional district

January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Succeeded by