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Carl Chester Van Dyke, (February 18, 1881 – May 20, 1919) was an American soldier, lawyer and politician from Minnesota.

He was born in Alexandria and attended the local public schools there. He taught primary school classes in surrounding Douglas County from 1899 to 1901. Later that year, he volunteered for the U.S. Army and served as a private in the Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish-American War. In 1916, he graduated from the St. Paul College of Law and was admitted to the bar at St. Paul. Van Dyke did not engage in extensive practice. Two years later, he was elected Commander-in-Chief of the United Spanish War Veterans September 6, 1918; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 20, 1919; interment in a mausoleum in Forest Cemetery, St. Paul, Minnesota.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frederick Stevens
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 4th congressional district
1915 – 1919
Succeeded by
Oscar Keller

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