|Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Florida Territory|
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
|Preceded by||Joseph M. White|
|Succeeded by||David Levy Yulee|
|Member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida from Mosquito County|
|Preceded by||Joseph L. Smith|
|Succeeded by||William Henry Brockenbrough|
|Died||Oct. 24, 1841|
St. Augustine, Florida
|Children||Charles W. Downing, Jr.|
Charles Downing (died 1841) was a Delegate to the US House of Representatives from the Florida Territory. He was born in Virginia, although it is unknown when. In his life, Downing studied law, and after being admitted to The Florida Bar, he practiced in St. Augustine, Florida. Initially, a member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Downing was then elected to the Twenty-fifth United States Congress, and took office on March 4, 1837. Two years later, he was re-elected to the Twenty-sixth United States Congress, and his term ended on March 3, 1841. In 1841, Charles Downing died in St. Augustine, Florida.
- The Madisonian Newspaper, Washington DC, Saturday Nov. 6, 1841, page 2
- United States Congress. "Charles Downing (id: D000472)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.