BirthdayJanuary 25, 1860
BirthplaceNorth Topeka, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Charles Curtis

    Full name: Charles Curtis
    Also known as: Charles Curtis, Curtis, Charles
    Professions: Kaw-Osage-Potawatomi politician, Vice-President of the United States from 1929–1933
    Religion: Methodist

  2. Charles Curtis Death information

    Died: Saturday, 8th of February, 1936 (Age: 76)

  3. Charles Curtis Biography

    Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was a Kaw Nation Native American Indian who served as a Republican Vice President of the United States. After serving as a United States Representative, and then a longtime United States Senator from Kansas, Curtis was later chosen as Senate Majority Leader by his Republican colleagues, and the 31st Vice President of the United States (1929–1933). He was the first person with significant acknowledged Native American ancestry and the first person with significant acknowledged non-European ancestry to reach either of the two highest offices in the United States government's executive branch. He was enrolled in the Kaw tribe and his maternal ancestry was three-quarters Native American: Kaw, Osage and Potawatomi. His father was European-American. Curtis spent years of childhood living with his maternal grandparents on their Kaw reservation.As an attorney, Curtis entered political life at the age of 32, winning multiple terms from his district in Topeka, Kansas, starting in 1892 as a Republican to the US House of Representatives. He was elected to the US Senate first by the Kansas Legislature (in 1906), and then by popular vote (in 1914, 1920 and 1926), serving one six-year term from 1907 to 1913, and then most of three terms from 1915 to 1929 (when he became Vice President). His long popularity and connections in Kansas and national politics helped make Curtis a strong leader in the Senate; he marshaled support to be elected as Senate Minority Whip from 1915 to 1925 and then as Senate Majority Leader from 1925 to 1929. In these positions, he was instrumental in managing legislation and accomplishing Republican national goals.Curtis ran for Vice-President with Herbert Hoover as President in 1928. They won a landslide victory. Although they ran again in 1932, the population saw Hoover as failing to alleviate the Great Depression, and they were defeated by Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner.

  4. Charles Curtis Family

    Spouse: Anna Elizabeth Baird "Annie" Curtis
    Childrens: Permelia Jeannette Curtis, Henry "Harry" King Curtis, Leona Virginia Curtis, Henry "Harry" King Curtis,, Permelia Jeannette Curtis,

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