Charles Fletcher Johnson
|Charles Fletcher Johnson|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1917
|Preceded by||Eugene Hale|
|Succeeded by||Frederick Hale|
|Born||February 14, 1859
|Died||February 15, 1930 (aged 71)
St. Petersburg, Florida
|Spouse(s)||Abbie W. Britton|
|Alma mater||Bowdoin College|
Born in Winslow, Maine, he attended the public schools and the Waterville Classical Institute. He graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1879. He was the principal of the high school of Machias, Maine from 1881 to 1886. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced his practice as an attorney in Waterville, Maine. He married Abbie W. Britton on 21 December 1881.
Johnson ran for Governor of Maine in 1892. He was elected Mayor of Waterville in 1893, but left that office in 1894 and again ran for Governor. He was not successful. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904, and also stood for the Maine House of Representatives in 1904. He was elected, and served in that body from 1905 until 1907.
Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1910 and served from March 4, 1911, until March 4, 1917. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1916. During his Senate term he served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on National Banks, the U.S. Senate Committee on Fisheries, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Pensions.
Johnson was named as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1917. He served from 1917 until 1929, and assumed senior status on April 30, 1929. His service as a judge terminated at his death.
- History of Mayors City of Waterville, Maine
- He was succeeded in the Mayor office by Christian Knauff.
- Charles Fletcher Johnson at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Maine
Served alongside: William Frye, Obadiah Gardner, Edwin Burleigh, Bert Fernald
William LeBaron Putnam
|Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit