|Charles Magill Conrad|
|22nd United States Secretary of War|
August 15, 1850 – March 7, 1853
|Preceded by||George W. Crawford|
|Succeeded by||Jefferson Davis|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives|
March 4, 1849 – August 17, 1850
|Preceded by||Bannon G. Thibodeaux|
|Succeeded by||Henry A. Bullard|
|United States Senator|
April 14, 1842 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Alexander Mouton|
|Succeeded by||Henry Johnson|
|Born||December 24, 1804|
Winchester, Virginia, US
|Died||February 11, 1878 (aged 73)|
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Charles Magill Conrad (December 24, 1804 – February 11, 1878) was a Louisiana politician who served in the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and Confederate Congress. He was Secretary of War under President Millard Fillmore from 1850 until 1853.
Biography[edit | edit source]
He was born in Winchester, Virginia, in 1804; moved to Mississippi with his family as a boy and later moved to Louisiana. He was educated under a Dr. Huld at New Orleans. He was appointed to the U.S. Senate in April 1842 to fill the unexpired term of Alexandre Mouton, serving to March 1843, and was defeated for reelection in his own right.
He later served in the House of Representatives from 1849–1850, resigning to accept appointment as Secretary of War in Fillmore’s cabinet. Conrad remained in charge of the War Department from August 15, 1850 to March 7, 1853.
He was a leader of the secession movement in Louisiana in December 1860. During the American Civil War, under the Confederate States of America, he served as a delegate to the Provisional Confederate Congress and as a representative from Louisiana to the Confederate Congress, 1862–1864.
Following the war, he resumed the practice of law. He died in New Orleans in 1878.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900) "Conrad, Charles Magill" Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography New York: D. Appleton
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- C at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-04-01
- Charles Conrad biography at the United States Army Center of Military History
- "Charles Magill Conrad". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7208462. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Louisiana
Served alongside: Alexander Barrow
|United States House of Representatives|
Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district
Henry Adams Bullard
George W. Crawford
|U.S. Secretary of War
Served under: Millard Fillmore
|Representative to the Provisional Confederate Congress from Louisiana
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