Charles Arnette Towne Edit Profile
Education common schools and University of Michigan.
Admitted to bar in Michigan, 1886. Removed to Duluth, Minnesota, 1890. Member Congress, 1895-1897.
Notable as orator and advocate of bimetallism. Left Republican National Convention, 1896, because of gold-standard plank. National chairman Silver Republican Party, 1897-1901.
Voted for by Minnesota Legislature, 1899, as Fusion candidate for United States senator. Nominated for Vice President by National Convention People’s Party Sioux Falls, S. Dak., 1900, and by Silver Republican National Convention, Kansas City, 1900. Declined both nominations.
Appointed by Governor Lind, December 5, 1900, as United States senator to fill vacancy until action by Legislature, and served two months. Elected to Congress from 14th New York District as a Democrat, 1904. Member of law firm of Towne & Spellman.
Home: New York, New York.
Member Congress, 1895-1897. Member of law firm of Towne & Spellman.
Married Maude Irene Wiley, April.