Charles Albert Carpenter

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State Senator
Republican
Lawyer
Louisa
26
01/13/1896 - 01/09/1898
20

The district composed of Muscatine and Louisa counties sent to the Senate in 1893 the Hon. C. A. Carpenter of Columbus Junction. He was born and raised in Louisa county and is honored by friends who have known him all his life. Mr. Carpenter was born in Oakland township, Louisa county, January 12, 1864. He attended school at Columbus Junction, afterwards at the Iowa City Academy and the law department of the State University, graduating from the last named at the age of 20. He was not admitted to the bar until he was of age, and spent the interval in active labor on his father's farm in Oakland, as he had done in all his vacations. September 22, 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Grace Wolverton at Iowa City, and they came at once to Columbus Junction, where they have since resided. Their married life has been only once interrupted in its happiness by the loss of a child, two others, Mary, aged 8, and Albert, Jr., remaining to them. Mr. Carpenter served a term as city attorney for Columbus Junction and was then elected mayor three times. When the time came to choose a Senator he was considered the strongest man by the Republicans and made the run, winning easily. He has the confidence of all Louisa county people who know him. He is a director in two banks and is an active worker in the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. Even though he was the youngest member of the Senate in 1894, he was a man of. influence. He was chairman of the committee on schools, a member of the judiciary committee, and also the committee on the suppression of intemperance. In the settlement of this question he was one of the hardest workers. At the close of the session he was made chairman of the sifting committee undoubtedly the most important post of the whole session. He will he more than ever influential this winter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources
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State Senator
Republican
Lawyer
Louisa
25
01/08/1894 - 01/12/1896
20

The district composed of Muscatine and Louisa counties sends to the Senate the Hon. C. A. Carpenter of Columbus Junction. He was born and raised in Louisa county and is honored by friends who have known him all his life. Mr. Carpenter was born in Oakland township, Louisa county, January 12, 1864. He attended school at Columbus Junction, afterwards at the Iowa City Academy and the law department of the State University, graduating from the last named at the age of 19. He was not admitted to the bar until he was of age and spent the interval in active labor on his father's farm in Oakland, as he had done in all his vacations. September 22, 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Grace Wolverton at Iowa City, and they came at once to Columbus Junction, where they have since resided. Their married life has been only once interrupted in its happiness by the loss of a child, two other, Mary, aged 6, and Albert, Jr., remaining to them. Mr. Carpenter served a term as city attorney for Columbus Junction and was then elected mayor three times. When the time came to choose a Senator he was considered the strongest man by the Republicans and made the run, winning easily. He has the confidence of all Louisa county people who know him. He is a director in two banks and is an active worker in the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. He will be one of the active young men on the floor of the Senate this winter.

Information from State Historical Society of Iowa resources