Charles Herbert Joyce

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Charles Herbert Joyce
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Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Charles W. Willard
Succeeded by John Wolcott Stewart
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
1869–1871
Personal details
Born (1830-01-30)January 30, 1830
Andover, England
Died November 22, 1916(1916-11-22) (aged 86)
Pittsfield, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rouene M. Randall Joyce.[1]
Children

Inez Rouene Joyce[2] Grace Randall Joyce

Charles P.F. Joyce.[3]
Alma mater Newbury Seminary
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Charles Herbert Joyce (January 30, 1830 – November 22, 1916) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Biography[edit]

Joyce was born near Andover, England to Charles Joyce and Martha E. Grist Joyce.[4] At the age of six, in 1836, he immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Waitsfield, Vermont.[5]

He attended Waitsfield Academy and Northfield Academy before entering Newbury Seminary.[6] He was a page in the Vermont House of Representatives for three sessions.[7] While studying law with Francis V. Randall, John L. Buck, and Farrand F. Merrill, Joyce taught school to support himself.[8] He was admitted to the bar in 1852. He began the practice of law in Northfield, Vermont in 1855.[9]

Joyce spent one year as assistant state librarian, then two years as the state librarian.[10] He served as the district attorney for Washington County in 1857 and 1858.[11]

When the American Civil War broke out, he served in the Union Army as major and lieutenant colonel of the Second Vermont Volunteers.[12] After the war he resumed his legal practice in Rutland, Vermont and entered politics, serving as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1869 until 1871.[13] He was the speaker in 1870 and 1871.[14]

Joyce was elected as a Republican candidate to the Forty-fourth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1875 until March 3, 1883.[15] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1882. After leaving office he again resumed his legal practice in Rutland, Vermont.[16]

He retired from his legal practice in 1895.[17] Joyce resided in Pittsfield, Vermont until his death on November 22, 1916. He is interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Rutland, Vermont.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Joyce was married to Rouene M. Randall Joyce.[19] They had three children: Inez Rouene Joyce,[20] Grace Randall Joyce, and Charles P.F. Joyce.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rouene M. Randall Joyce". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Year: 1870; Census Place: Rutland, Rutland, Vermont; Roll: M593_1625; Page: 609A; Image: 124; Family History Library Film: 553124.
  3. ^ "Charles P.F. Joyce". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Joyce, Charles Herbert (1830-1916)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Gilman, Marcus Davis (1897). The bibliography of Vermont: or, A list of books and pamphlets relating in any way to the state. With biographical and other notes. Printed by the Free press association,. p. 144. 
  6. ^ Crockett, Walter Hill (1921). Vermont: the Green mountain state, Volume 4. The Century history company, inc.,. p. 68. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Rossiter and John Howard Brown (1904). The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Biographical Society. 
  8. ^ Carleton, Hiram (1903). Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont. 1. New York, NY: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 64. 
  9. ^ "Biography of Charles Herbert Joyce". History50States.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ Carleton, Hiram (1903). Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company,. p. 65. 
  11. ^ Vermont Historical Society. (1918). Vermont History. Vermont Historical Society. p. 118. 
  12. ^ Carleton, Hiram (1903). Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company,. p. 65. 
  13. ^ "Charles Herbert Joyce". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ Vermont Historical Society (1921). Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society. Vermont Historical Society. p. 118. 
  15. ^ "Rep. Charles Joyce". Govtrack.us. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  16. ^ "JOYCE, Charles Herbert, (1830 - 1916)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  17. ^ Leonard, John William and Albert Nelson Marquis (1903). Who's who in America with World Notables: 1968/69-, Volume 3. Marquis Who's Who. p. 807. 
  18. ^ "Charles Herbert Joyce". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Rouene M. Randall Joyce". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ Year: 1870; Census Place: Rutland, Rutland, Vermont; Roll: M593_1625; Page: 609A; Image: 124; Family History Library Film: 553124.
  21. ^ "Charles P.F. Joyce". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 1" by Hiram Carleton, published by Lewis Publishing Company, 1903.

External links[edit]


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles W. Willard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
John W. Stewart