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Charles Tait

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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