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Walton, Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley Walton, courtesy Maine State Museum

Charles Wesley Walton, courtesy Maine State Museum

(1819-1900) a U.S. Representative, was born in Mexico, Maine on December 9, 1819. He attended the common schools and was instructed at home and by private tutors. Walton studied law, was admitted to the bar in Oxford in 1841 and began his practice in Mexico in 1843. He also practiced law in Dixfield, and was attorney for Oxford County 1847-1851.

Walton moved to Auburn in 1855, continued the practice of law, and soon became attorney for Androscoggin County 1857-1860. Elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress, he served from March 4, 1861, to May 26, 1862, when he resigned to accept a judicial appointment.

An associate justice of the State Supreme Court 1862-1897, he was not a candidate for reappointment. Walton resided in Portland until his death on January 24, 1900, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Additional resources

Maine. Supreme Judicial Court. In Memoriam: Judge Walton: Exercises in the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine. 1900. Portland? 1900? [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections]

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