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Charles Laceille Gifford was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Cotuit on March 15, 1871. Gifford attended the common schools, and taught in Massachusetts and Connecticut from 1890 to 1900. He engaged in the real estate business on Cape Cod and later became interested in the propagation of oysters and the raising of cranberries.

He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Walsh and on the same day was elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He was reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from November 7, 1922, until his death at Cotuit on August 23, 1947. He was chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 3 (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses), and the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Seventy-first Congress). His interment was in Mosswood Cemetery.



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