Buck, Charles William was born on March 17, 1849 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States. Son of John W. and Mary (Bell) Buck.
Bachelor of Science, Georgetown (Kentucky) College, 1870. Bachelor of Laws, Kentucky U., 1871.
Admitted to bar, 1871, St. Louis. Practiced in Mississippi, 1871-1874. Active there in politics as Democratic in overthrowing carpet-bag rule.
Practiced law in Louisville, 1874-1879, Woodford Company, Kentucky, 1879-1885. Magistrate on Woodford Company (Kentucky) bench, 1880-1884. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Peru, 1885-1889.
Democrat until 1896, then Gold Democrat, and independent. Supported Republican ticket and stumped Kentucky in state and national campaigns, 1900, 04, 08. Advocate of Democratic Party, since 1908.
Author: Under the Sun, 1902. Colonel Bob and A Double Love, 1922. Home: Louisville, Ky.