Biography of Charles A. Culberson


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.