Biography of Charles H. Babcock
Member of Ohio General Assembly - House of Representives





CHARLES H. BABCOCK, of Cuyahoga county, was born at Norwich, Connecticut, January 15, 1823, and removed to Brooklyn, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, May 1, 1834, where he has ever since resided. He received a common school education. From the year 1839 to the year 1849 he was engaged as a teacher of district schools. He has ifiled many stations from canal driver to a member of the Legislature. He was for nineteen years a Justice of the Peace. During the late war Mr. Babcock was Captain of the Eighth Independent Ohio Volunteer Battery on Johnson's Island. This was in 1864. In 1865 he was made Quartermaster of the One Hundred and Ninety fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and breveted Major.

Mr. Babcock was speaker pro tem of the session of 1865, and a member of the Fifty fifth and Fifty sixth General Assemblies in the Ohio House of Representatives. He is also Speaker pro tem. of the present General Assembly.

He was formerly a member of the old Whig party, having cast his first vote for President for Henry Clay, having ever since been opposed to the party known as the Democratic party.

He is known throughout the State as a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow, being a Knight Templar in Masonry, and a Past Grand Master of the Order of Odd Fellows in this State.

From:
Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872


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