Senator Charles Albert Carpenter View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 10/5/1913
Birth Place: Oakland Township, IA
Birth County: Louisa
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 25 (1894) - 26 (1896)
Home County: Louisa
Charles Albert Carpenter
Louisa County

MR. PRESIDENT—Your committee appointed to prepare resolutions commemorating the life, character and public services of Charles Albert Carpenter beg leave to submit the following report:


Charles Albert Carpenter, a Senator from 1894 to 1898, died at his home, Columbus Junction, October 5, 1913. Mr. Carpenter was a native of the county of Louisa, where he was born January 12, 1864. His father was Cyril Carpenter, a leading pioneer citizen of the county, having come there in the year 1840. His mother, who was Miss Calista Stickney, was herself a native of the same county as her son, her family having settled in the county in 1839. Educated in the rural schools of the county, he afterwards entered the State University, in the Law Department, from which he graduated when he was twenty years of age. The following year he was admitted to the bar. He served as city attorney, and was for three years mayor of the town. In the year 1893, he was elected to the Senate, succeeding John M. Gobble, also memorialized at this session. In the Twenty-fifth General Assembly, he was chairman of the committee on Schools, and was also on the committees of Ways and Means, Judiciary, Railways, and Corporations. In the Twenty-sixth, he was on Judiciary, Banks, and others, and was chairman of the committee on Code revision. In the year 1904, he was delegate to the national convention that nominated Theodore Roosevelt for the presidency. His practice took up his time in later years, until he came to be looked upon as one of the leading lawyers in southeastern Iowa. When he entered the Senate, he was the youngest person in its membership, but throughout he was an influential one.

During the session of 1897, at which the Code was enacted, he was on ten conference committees.





The resolutions were adopted unanimously by a rising vote.