Curtis H. Castle

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Curtis H. Castle, California Congressman.

Curtis Harvey Castle (October 4, 1848 – July 12, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born near Galesburg, Illinois, Castle attended the public schools and Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. He was graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1872. He served as principal of the Washington, Texas, public schools 1872-1876. He was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Keokuk, Iowa, in 1878. Practiced in Fulton County, Illinois, and in Wayland, Iowa, until 1882. He moved to Point Arena, California, in 1882 and to Merced, California, in 1888, and continued the practice of medicine. He served from 1894 to 1896 as a member of the American Academy of Medicine, as chairman of the Populist executive committee of Merced County, and as a member of the State executive committee.

Castle was elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of medicine in Merced, California. He lived in retirement in Santa Barbara, California, until his death on July 12, 1928. He remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the mausoleum of the Santa Barbara Cemetery and Crematory.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Bowers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
James C. Needham

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