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Charles Henry Pease

Charles Henry Pease, American editor, lobbyist.

Background

  • Pease, Charles Henry was born on March 18, 1873 in Mundy Township, Genesee Company, Michigan, United States. Son of Benjamin Fish and Charlotte Elizabeth (Odell) Pease.

  • Education

    • Educated Fremont (Nebraska) Normal School. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1904.

    Career

    • 1 son, Lester Floyd. Bookkeeper and teller First State & Savings Bank, Flushing, Michigan, 1896-1902. Partner law firm Gaffney & Pease, Cadillac, Michigan, 1904-1906. Organizer and cashier Raymondville (Texas) State Bank, 1907-1914, president, 1914-1921.

      Organizer, 1921, and secretary-treasurer Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Users Association. Founder public Gravity Irrigation News. Represented group of water users before Congress and Government departments at Washington, District of Columbia, 1926-1929.

      Active in promoting movement which resulted in negotiation between United States and Mexico to divide international waters for irrigation and power development. Editor and business manager Hidalgo County Independent, Edinburgh, Texas. Through this paper waged a successful fight, 1929-1931, against official graft that ended in the indictment of 21 county officers and public contractors.

      Free lance writer. Home: McAllen, Tex.

    Connections

    • Married Mabel McGlinchey, August 22, 1900.
    • father: Benjamin Fish Pease
    • mother: Charlotte Elizabeth (Odell) Pease
    • spouse: Mabel McGlinchey
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    Born March 18, 1873
    Died September 27, 1933
    (aged 60)
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