Charles L. Gifford

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Not to be confused with former Arizona Congressman, Gabrielle Dee Giffords

Charles L. Gifford
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – August 23, 1947
Preceded by Thomas H. Eliot
Succeeded by Donald W. Nicholson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
Preceded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded by District eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th district
In office
November 7, 1922 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Joseph Walsh
Succeeded by District eliminated
Personal details
Born (1871-03-15)March 15, 1871
Cotuit, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Died August 23, 1947(1947-08-23) (aged 76)
Cotuit, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Occupation Schoolteacher; Businessman

Charles Laceille Gifford (March 15, 1871 – August 23, 1947) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Cotuit on March 15, 1871. Gifford attended the common schools, and taught in Massachusetts and Connecticut from 1890 to 1900. He later engaged in the real estate business on Cape Cod as the owner of several summer cottages rented by vacationers, and the operator of the Cotuit Inn. Gifford then became interested in oyster raising as president of the Cotuit Oyster Company, and cranberry farming.

He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1912–1913), and served in the Massachusetts State Senate (1914–1919).

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Walsh and on the same day was elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He was reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from November 7, 1922, until his death. He was chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 3 (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses), and the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Seventy-first Congress).

Gifford died in Cotuit on August 23, 1947, and was buried in Cotuit's Mosswood Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Walsh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th congressional district

November 7, 1922 – March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
Joseph W. Martin, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
Thomas H. Eliot
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

January 3, 1943 – August 23, 1947
Succeeded by
Donald W. Nicholson