Charles Anderson Wickliffe Edit Profile
Member Kentucky House of Representatives from Nelson County, 1812-1813, 20-21, 33-36. Enlisted in M.H. Wickliffe’s company of Kentucky Cavalry, 1813, aide-de-camp to General Caldwell. Commonwealth attorney for Nelson County, 1816.
Member United States House of Representatives from Kentucky, 18th-22d congresses, 1823-1833. Lt: governor Kentucky, 1836-1839, became governor after death of James Clark, 1839-1840. United States postmaster general, 1841-1845.
Appointed (by President Polk) agent to France and England to discourage designs on Texas, 1845. Member Ky: Constitutional Convention, 1849. Member committee appointed to revise statutes of Kentucky, 1850.
Member United States House of Representatives (Union Whig) from Kentucky, 37th Congress, 1861-1863.
Married Margaret Cripps, 1813, 8 children including Robert C. Admitted to Kentucky.