Person:Charles Curtis (15)

m. 8 May 1859
  1. Charles Curtis1860 - 1936
  2. Elizabeth Curtis1862 - 1943
m. 27 Nov 1884
  1. Permelia Jeanette Curtis1886 - 1955
  2. Harry King Curtis1890 - 1946
  3. Leona Virginia Curtis1892 - 1965
Facts and Events
Name Charles Curtis
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Jan 1860 Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
Christening? 15 Apr 1860 St. Marys, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United StatesImmaculate Conception Church
Marriage 27 Nov 1884 Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United Statesto Annie Elizabeth Baird
Death? 8 Feb 1936 Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Burial[5] Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
Reference Number? Q271023?

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Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was an American attorney and politician, who served as the 31st vice president of the United States from 1929 to 1933.

After serving as a United States representative and being repeatedly re-elected as United States senator from Kansas, Curtis was chosen as Senate Majority Leader by his Republican colleagues. A member of the Kaw Nation born in the Kansas Territory, Curtis was the first person with significant Native American ancestry and the first person with acknowledged non-European ancestry to reach either of the highest offices in the Federal Executive Branch, and is still the highest-ranking enrolled Native American ever to serve in the federal government. He also was the last Executive Branch officer born in a territory rather than a state. His mother was Native American of mixed Kaw, Osage and French ancestry. His father was of British origins, being half-English, a quarter Scottish and half-Welsh.

As an attorney, Curtis entered political life at the age of 32. He won multiple terms from his district in Topeka, Kansas, beginning in 1892 as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to the US Senate first by the Kansas Legislature in 1906, and then by popular vote in 1914, 1920 and 1926. Curtis served one six-year term from 1907 to 1913, and then most of three terms from 1915 to 1929 (after his election as vice president). His long popularity and connections in Kansas and national politics helped make Curtis a strong leader in the Senate; he marshaled support to be elected as Senate Minority Whip from 1915 to 1925 and then as Senate Majority Leader from 1925 to 1929. In these positions, he was instrumental in managing legislation and accomplishing Republican national goals.

Curtis ran for vice president with Herbert Hoover as President in 1928. They won a landslide victory. When they ran together again in 1932, because Hoover had failed to alleviate the Great Depression, the public elected Democrats Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner in a subsequent landslide.

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  1.   Charles Curtis: Indian Vice-President.

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  2.   CURTIS, Charles, (1860 - 1936) , in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

    Senate Years of Service: 1907-1913; 1915-1929

    Party: Republican; Republican

    CURTIS, Charles, a Representative and a Senator from Kansas and a Vice President of the United States; born in Topeka, Kans., January 25, 1860; attended the common schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Topeka; prosecuting attorney of Shawnee County 1885-1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1893, until January 28, 1907, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-seventh Congresses); had been reelected to the Sixtieth Congress, but on January 23, 1907, was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1907, caused by the resignation of Joseph R. Burton, and on the same day was elected for the full Senate term commencing March 4, 1907, and served from January 29, 1907, to March 3, 1913; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-second Congress; chairman, Committee on Indian Depredations (1905-11), Committee on Coast Defenses (1911-13), Republican Conference (1924-1929); again elected to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1915; reelected in 1920 and 1926 and served from March 4, 1915, until his resignation on March 3, 1929, having been elected Vice President of the United States; Republican whip 1915-1924; majority leader 1925-1929; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket headed by Herbert Hoover in 1928, was inaugurated on March 4, 1929, and served until March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 for Vice President; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died on February 8, 1936; interment in Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kans.

  3.   Early Baptisms, in St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Church
  4.   Death Certificate , in Death Certificate Washington DC
  5. Charles Curtis, in Find A Grave.