COLDEN, Charles J. (1870-1938)

COLDEN, CHARLES J., a Representative from California; born on a farm in Peoria County, Ill., August 24, 1870; moved to Nodaway County, Mo., with his parents in 1880; attended the rural schools, Stanberry (Mo.) Normal School, and Shenandoah College, Shenandoah, Iowa; taught school in Missouri and Iowa 1889-1896; editor and publisher of the Parnell Sentinel 1896-1900 and of the Nodaway Forum, at Maryville, 1900-1908; member of the Missouri house of representatives 1901-1905; president of the board of regents of Northwest Missouri Teachers College 1905-1908; moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1908 and engaged in the real-estate business and in the building of residences; moved to San Pedro, Calif., in 1912 and continued in the real estate and building business; president of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce 1922-1924; member and president of the Los Angeles Harbor commission 1923-1925; member of the Los Angeles city council 1925-1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 15, 1938; interment in Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery, Gardena, Calif.

  • United States. 76th Cong., 1st sess., 1939. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Charles J. Colden, late a Representative from California. Seventy-sixth Congress, first session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1939.