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Charles E. Hooker


Charles E. Hooker

Charles E. Hooker

Charles Edward Hooker (April 9, 1825 - January 8, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi.

Born in Union, South Carolina, Hooker was raised in Laurens District, South Carolina. He attended the common schools, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1846. He was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Jackson, Mississippi. He served as district attorney of the river district 1850-1854. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1859. He resigned to enter the Confederate States Army as a private during the Civil War. He became lieutenant and later captain in the First Regiment of Mississippi Light Artillery. He was promoted to the rank of colonel of cavalry.

Hooker was elected attorney general of Mississippi in 1865 and the same year was removed with the other officers of the State by the military authorities.

Hooker was again elected to the position in 1868. He resumed the practice of law in Jackson, Mississippi.

Hooker was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1883). He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884.

Hooker was elected to the Fiftieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1895).

Hooker was again elected to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3,

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