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Johnson, Charles Fletcher

(1859-1930) a Senator from Maine; born in Winslow on February 14, 1859. He attended the common schools and the Waterville Classical Institute, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1879.

He was principal of the high school of Machias, 1881-1886, studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1886, and began his practice in Waterville.

An unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maine in 1892 and 1894, he was Mayor of Waterville in 1893. Johnson served as a member of the Maine House of Representatives (1905, 1907).

He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1910, and served from March 4, 1911, until March 3, 1917, when he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916. In the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on National Banks (Sixty-third Congress), Committee on Fisheries (Sixty-fourth Congress), and Committee on Pensions (Sixty-fourth Congress).

Later a judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the first circuit (1917-1929), Johnson died while on a visit in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 15, 1930, with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterville.

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