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Charles Goodyear

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st & 14th district
In office
1845 - 1847, 1865 - 1867
Preceded by Jeremiah E. Cary, John Van S.L. Pruyn
Succeeded by George A. Starkweather, John Van S.L. Pruyn

Born April 26, 1804
Cobleskill, New York
Died April 9, 1876
Charlottesville, Virginia
Political party Democratic

Charles Goodyear (April 26, 1804 – April 9, 1876) was a United States Representative from New York.

Goodyear was born in Cobleskill, New York on April 26, 1804. He attended the Hartwick Academy in Otsego County and graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York in 1824. He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Schoharie, New York. He was appointed first judge of Schoharie County in February 1838 and served until July 1847; member of the New York State Assembly in 1840; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847); continued the practice of law in Schoharie until 1852, when he established the Schoharie County Bank and served as its president; elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Union National Convention of Conservatives at Philadelphia in 1866 and to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; retired in 1869 and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia; served as judge of the Albemarle County Court; died in Charlottesville, VA, on April 9, 1876; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Jeremiah E. Cary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

1845 - 1847
Succeeded by
George A. Starkweather
Preceded by
John Van S.L. Pruyn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

1865 - 1867
Succeeded by
John Van S.L. Pruyn


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