Charles T. Doxey

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Charles Doxey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district
In office
January 17, 1883 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byGodlove S. Orth
Succeeded byThomas B. Ward
Personal details
Born(1841-07-13)July 13, 1841
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, U.S.
DiedApril 30, 1898(1898-04-30) (aged 56)
Anderson, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeMaplewood Cemetery, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Charles Taylor Doxey (July 13, 1841 – April 30, 1898) was an American Civil War veteran who served for just over six weeks as a U.S. Representative from Indiana in 1883.


Born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Doxey moved with his mother to Minnesota in 1855 and worked on a farm. Later moved to Fairbury, Illinois, where he attended the public schools. He moved to Anderson, Indiana.

Civil War

He entered the service as first sergeant of Company A, Nineteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in July 1861. He was promoted to second lieutenant, subsequently resigned, and then became captain of Company K, Sixteenth Indiana Infantry.

Post-war career

He engaged in the manufacture of staves and headings. He served as member of the Indiana State Senate in 1876. He served as member of the board of directors in the first natural-gas companies of Anderson.


Doxey was elected as a Republican[1] to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Godlove S. Orth and served from January 17 to March 3, 1883. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed former business activities. He died in Anderson, Indiana, April 30, 1898. He was interred in Maplewood Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district

January 17, 1883 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by