Charles Downing

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Charles Downing
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Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Florida Territory
In office
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
In office
Preceded by Joseph L. Smith
Succeeded by William Henry Brockenbrough
Personal details
Born Virginia
Died 1845
St. Augustine, Florida
Political party Democratic
Children Charles W. Downing, Jr.
Occupation lawyer

Charles Downing (died 1845) 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 1845, Charles Downing died in St. Augustine, Florida.

His son, Charles W. Downing, Jr., was Secretary of State of Florida.


  • United States Congress. "Charles Downing (id: D000472)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph M. White
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida Territory

March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
David Levy Yulee