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Charles J. Colden

congressman

Charles J. Colden, American congressman. Member City Planning Association of Los Angeles (president 4 terms), Playground communications of Los Angeles.

Background

Colden, Charles J. was born on August 24, 1870 in on farm, Peoria Company, Illinois, United States. Son of John Wesley and Susan Harriett (Gingrich) Colden.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Country College, Stanberry, Missouri, 1893.

Career

1 son, Charles J. Teacher in common schools, 1889-1896. Editor public Parnell (Missouri) Sentinel, 1896-1900. Established Nodaway Forum, Maryville, Missouri, 1901, sold out interest, 1907.

In building business, Kansas City, Missoury, 1908-1911. Realty investment business San Pedro, California, 1912-1923. Retired. Elected to Missouri Assembly, 1901-1903.

Member Los Angeles City Council, 1925-1929. Appointed member and president Los Angeles Harbor Commission, 1923. Member 73d and 74th Congresses (1933-1937), 17th California District.

Membership

Member City Planning Association of Los Angeles (president 4 terms), Playground communications of Los Angeles.

  • Los Angeles City Council , United States

    January 1, 1925 - January 1, 1929

  • Los Angeles Harbor Commission , United States

    January 1, 1923

  • 73d and 74th Congresses , United States

    July 1, 1933 - January 1, 1937

  • California City Planning , United States

  • Playground Community of Los Angeles , United States

  • Missouri House of Representatives , United States

    January 1, 1901 - January 1, 1905

Connections

Married Jessie F. McGrew, August 16, 1891.; married second, Clara Norman, February 12, 1914. Children: Archie John, Vi June (Mistress Lester L. Hawthorne), Abbie Bel.

father:
John Wesley Colden

mother:
Susan Harriett (Gingrich) Colden

spouse:
Jessie F. McGrew

spouse:
Clara Norman

child:
Archie John Colden

child:
Vi June Colden (Mistress Lester L. Hawthorne)

child:
Abbie Bel Colden