Charles Dougherty (Florida politician)

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Portrait of Charles Dougherty

Charles Dougherty (October 15, 1850 – October 11, 1915) was a U.S. Democratic politician.

He was born in Athens, Georgia. He attended the public schools of Athens and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He moved to Florida in 1871, settled near Port Orange, and engaged in planting. He was a member of the State house of representatives 1877-1885, and served as speaker in 1879; elected as a Democrat to United States House of Representatives for the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889); resumed agricultural pursuits; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1891, 1892, 1911, and 1912; served in the State senate 1895-1898; died at Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., on October 11, 1915; interment in Pinewood Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Horatio Bisbee, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert Bullock