FELTON, Charles Norton (1832-1914)
Senate Years of Service: 1891-1893
FELTON, CHARLES NORTON, a Representative and a Senator from California; born in Buffalo, N.Y., January 1, 1832; attended Syracuse (N.Y.) Academy; studied law; admitted to the bar but never practiced; moved to California in 1849; engaged in mercantile pursuits and afterward in banking; sheriff of Yuba County 1853; subsequently tax collector; appointed treasurer of the United States Mint at San Francisco and Assistant Treasurer of the United States 1868-1877; member, State assembly 1878-1882; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George Hearst and served from March 19, 1891, to March 3, 1893; was not a candidate for reelection; State prison director 1903-1907; died at his home in Menlo Park, Calif., September 13, 1914; interment in Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Lawndale, San Mateo County, Calif.
Henry E. Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Papers: 1892. 1 item.
Stanford University Libraries
Papers: In William C. Ralston correspondence, 1870-1890; and Pacific Slope collection, 1832-1953.
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Papers: Biographical information and letters in several collections.