Charles W. Waterman

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Charles Winfield Waterman
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United States Senator
from Colorado
In office
March 4, 1927 – August 27, 1932
Preceded by Rice W. Means
Succeeded by Walter Walker
Personal details
Born (1861-11-02)November 2, 1861
Waitsfield, Vermont
Died August 27, 1932(1932-08-27) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Michigan Law School

Charles Winfield Waterman (November 2, 1861 – August 27, 1932) was a United States Senator from Colorado. Born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vermont, he attended the rural schools and St. Johnsbury Academy. He graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1885, and taught school in Connecticut and also at Fort Dodge, Iowa, from 1885 to 1888. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor in 1889, and was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Denver.

Waterman was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Senate nomination in 1924, losing to Rice W. Means the candidate of the Ku Klux Klan, who was later elected. In 1926, however Waterman was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican, defeating Means in a rematch] in the Republican primary and then defeating Democrat William Sweet in the general election in an extremely close race. He served in the Senate from March 4, 1927 until his death. He was chairman of the Committee on Patents and the Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-second Congress). He died in Washington, D.C. on August 27, 1932, and his remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Rice W. Means
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Colorado
Succeeded by
Walter Walker