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Charles Henry Dietrich

Charles Henry Dietrich, American senator.


  • Dietrich, Charles Henry was born on November 26, 1853 in Aurora, Illinois, United States. Son of Leonard and Wilhelmina Carolina (Stein) Dietrich.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, Aurora, Illinois, to 1868.


    • Worked on farm; later in stores, St. Joseph, Missouri, and Chicago. Worked on plantations in South about a year. In mining and merchandising in Black Hills, 1875-1876.

      Moved to Hastings, Nebraska, 1878, engaged in business. President German National Bank, Hastings. Nominated May 2, 1900, by acclamation in Republican State Convention for government of Nebraska.

      Elected governor, but resigned and was elected United States senator, March 28, 1901, for term expiring 1905.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Elizabeth Slaker, May 1878 (deceased). Married second, Margaretta Shaw Stewart, October 27, 1909.
    • father: Leonard Dietrich
    • mother: Wilhelmina Carolina (Stein) Dietrich
    • spouses: Elizabeth Slaker
    • Margaretta Shaw Stewart
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    Born November 26, 1853
    Died April 10, 1924
    (aged 70)