DRAKE, CHARLES DANIEL, a Senator from Missouri; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 11, 1811; attended St.
Joseph's College, Bardstown, Ky., in 1823 and 1824, and Patridge's Military Academy, Middletown,
Conn., in 1824 and 1825; appointed midshipman in the United States Navy in 1825 and served four
years, when he resigned; studied law; admitted to the bar in Cincinnati in 1833; moved to St. Louis,
Mo., in 1834 and continued the practice of law; member, State house of representatives 1859-1860;
member of the State constitutional convention in 1865; elected as a Republican to the United States
Senate and served from March 4, 1867, to December 19, 1870, when he resigned to accept a judicial
position; chairman, Committee on Education (Forty-first Congress); appointed chief justice of the
Court of Claims 1870-1885, when he retired; died in Washington, D.C., April 1, 1892; remains were
cremated and the ashes interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.