Charles Case

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Charles Case
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th district
In office
December 7, 1857 – March 3, 1861
Preceded bySamuel Brenton
Succeeded byWilliam Mitchell
Personal details
Born(1817-12-21)December 21, 1817
Austinburg, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 30, 1883(1883-06-30) (aged 65)
Washington County, Iowa, U.S
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Rank Major

Charles Case (December 21, 1817 – June 30, 1883) was an American lawyer who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1857 to 1861.


Case was born in Austinburg, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel Brenton; reelected to the Thirty-sixth United States Congress and served from December 7, 1857, to March 3, 1861; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh United States Congress.

Later career and death

During the Civil War, he served as first lieutenant and adjutant of the Forty-fourth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; subsequently became a major in the Third Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, and served from November 26, 1861, - August 15, 1862.

He later resumed the practice of his profession in Washington, D.C.

He died in Brighton, Washington County, Iowa; interment in the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.[1]


  1. ^
    • United States Congress. "Charles Case (id: C000219)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Further reading

  • Peggy Seigel, "Charles Case: A Radical Republican in the Irrepressible Conflict," Indiana Magazine of History, vol. 107, no. 4 (Dec. 2011), pp. 327–360. In JSTOR
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1857 – 1861
Succeeded by