WATERMAN, Charles Winfield (1861-1932)

WATERMAN, CHARLES WINFIELD, a Senator from Colorado; born in Waitsfield, Washington County, Vt., November 2, 1861; attended the rural schools and St. Johnsbury Academy; graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1885; taught school in Connecticut and also at Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1885-1888; graduated from the law school of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1889; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Denver, Colo.; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1926 and served from March 4, 1927, until his death; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-first Congress), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-second Congress); died in Washington, D.C., August 27, 1932; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Colorado Historical Society
Denver, CO
Papers: Ca. .5 foot in 7 collections. Includes congressional correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia. Finding aid.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 3 items (1931) in Theodore Dreiser correspondence with Senate Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights.

  • U.S. Congress. House. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Charles W. Waterman, Late a Senator from Colorado. 72d Cong., 2d sess., 1932-1933. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1933.