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Charles Magill Conrad

In office
August 15, 1850 – March 4, 1853
President Millard Fillmore
Preceded by George W. Crawford
Succeeded by Jefferson Davis

Born December 24, 1804(1804-12-24)
Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
Died February 11, 1878 (aged 73)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political party Whig
Profession Lawyer, Politician

Charles Magill Conrad (December 24, 1804 – February 11, 1878) was an American political figure.


He was born in Winchester, Virginia, in 1804; moved to Mississippi with his family as a boy and later moved to Louisiana. He was educated under a Dr. Huld at New Orleans. He was appointed to the United States Senate in April 1842 to fill the unexpired term of Alexandre Mouton, serving to March 1843, and was defeated for reelection in his own right.

He later served in the United States House of Representatives, 1849–1850, resigning to accept appointment as Secretary of War in Millard Fillmore’s cabinet, serving from 15 August 1850 to 7 March 1853. Under the Confederate States of America, he served as a delegate to the Provisional Confederate Congress and as a representative from Louisiana to the Confederate Congress, 1862–1864. Following the war, he resumed the practice of law. He died in New Orleans in 1878.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Alexandre Mouton
United States Senator (Class 3) from Louisiana
Served alongside: Alexander Barrow
Succeeded by
Henry Johnson
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry Adams Bullard
Political offices
Preceded by
George W. Crawford
United States Secretary of War
Succeeded by
Jefferson Davis
Confederate States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Representative to the Provisional Confederate Congress from Louisiana
Succeeded by

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