Charles F. Curry

U.S. Congressperson

1858 – 1930


Who was Charles F. Curry?

Charles Forrest Curry was a U.S. Representative from California and the father of Charles Forrest Curry, Jr..

Curry was born in Naperville, Illinois and attended the common schools and the Episcopal Academy in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. He studied one year at the University of Washington in Seattle and was also educated by a private tutor. In 1872, he moved with his parents to Seattle, Washington and then to San Francisco the following year.

There, Curry engaged in agricultural pursuits and the cattle, lumber and mining businesses. He served as a member of the State Assembly in 1887 and 1888. He became admitted to the bar of San Francisco in 1888 and was then the Superintendent of Station B post office, San Francisco, from 1890 to 1894. After that Curry served as clerk of San Francisco city and county between 1894–1898. He was the Secretary of state of California from 1899–1910. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 1910. The following year, he was appointed Building and Loan Commissioner of California. In the same year, he served as the Representative to the Panama Pacific International Exposition for the Pacific Coast and Intermountain States.


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Mar 14, 1858
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  • Charles Curry
Oct 10, 1930
Washington, D.C.

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