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Charles Tait

Charles Tait, American senator. member United States Senate from Georgia, November 27, 1809-1819, Chairman of Commission on Naval affairs which secured appropriations for United States Navy, 1814-1818; member American Philosophical Society, 1827; member Academy Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1832.

Background

  • Tait, Charles was born on February 1, 1768 in Louisa County, Virginia, United States. Son of James and Rebecca (Hudson) Tait.

  • Education

    • Attended Wilkes Academy, Washington, Georgia, 1786-1787, Cokesbury College, Abingdon, Maryland., 1788.

    Career

    • At least 1 child. Admitted to Elberton (Georgia) bar, 1795. Began law practice, Lexington, Georgia, 1798. Judge Superior Court for Western district Georgia, 1803-1809.

      Member United States Senate from Georgia, November 27, 1809-1819, Chairman of Commission on Naval affairs which secured appropriations for United States Navy, 1814-1818. Aided in formation of Alabama as separate territory and in obtaining its admission to the United States. 1st United States judge Alabama district, 1820-1826.

      Publicized Claiborne beds (Eocene deposits). Member American Philosophical Society, 1827. Corresponding member Academy Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1832.

    Membership

    Member United States Senate from Georgia, November 27, 1809-1819, Chairman of Commission on Naval affairs which secured appropriations for United States Navy, 1814-1818. Member American Philosophical Society, 1827. Member Academy Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1832.

    Connections

    • Married Mistress;; married second, Mistress.
    • father: James Tait
    • mother: Rebecca (Hudson) Tait
    • spouses: Mistress
    • Mistress
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    Born February 1, 1768
    Died October 7, 1835
    (aged 67)
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