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Biography of Charles A. Culberson


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Culberson, Charles A. United States senator from Texas. Born in Dadeville, AL, June 10, 1855. Graduate of Virginia Military Institute, 1874. Studied law at University of Virginia, 1876-77. Settled in Texas, 1856. County attorney, Marion County; attorney-general of Texas, 1890-94; governor, 1894-98; delegate and chairman of Texas delegations to Democratic national conventions, 1896, 1904; elected United States senator, 1899, to succeed Roger Q. Mills; re-elected 1905, 1911, and 1917. Minority leader of the United States Senate, 60th and 61st Congresses.