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Charles R. Train

Charles Russell Train
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by Chauncey L. Knapp
Succeeded by John D. Baldwin
16th Massachusetts Attorney General
In office
Preceded by Charles Allen
Succeeded by George Marston
Personal details
Born October 18, 1817
Framingham, Massachusetts
Died July 28, 1885
Conway, New Hampshire
Resting place Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Alma mater Brown University
Profession Law

Charles Russell Train (October 18, 1817 - July 28, 1885) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.


Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, Train attended the common schools, Framingham Academy, and was graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1837. He studied law at Harvard University. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 1841. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1847 and 1848. He served as district attorney 1848-1854. He declined the appointment of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1852. He served as delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1853. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856 and 1864. He served as member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council in 1857 and 1858.

Train was elected as Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862. He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1862 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against West H. Humphreys, United States judge for the several districts of Tennessee. During the

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