Charles Henry Dietrich Edit Profile
Educational public schools, Aurora, Illinois, to 1868.
Dietrich was married twice. Dietrich was employed as a clerk in a hardware store in St. Joseph, Missouri. He moved to Chicago, Illinois and engaged in the hardware business.
He moved to Deadwood, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), in 1875 and engaged in mercantile pursuits, delivering goods on pack animals through the Black Hills. He then located and owned the ‘Aurora’ mine. Dietrich settled in Hastings, Nebraska, in 1878 and engaged in mercantile pursuits and in banking.
Dietrich founded the German National Bank at Hastings and served aw the president of the bank from 1887 to 1905. He became the president of the Hastings Board of Trade. Elected in 1900, Dietrich served as Governor of Nebraska from January 3, 1901 to May 1, 1901.
His tenure in the Senate lasted from March 28, 1901, to March 4, 1905, and he served as a pro-imperialist on the Lodge Committee investigating war crimes during the Philippine-American War. He did not run for reelection in 1904. Dietrich retired in 1905 and died in Hastings, Nebraska.
He is interred at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska USA.
Married Elizabeth Slaker, May 1878 (deceased). Married second, Margaretta Shaw Stewart, October 27, 1909.