|Was||Politician Lawyer Judge|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||16 March 1831, Odessa, USA|
|Death||6 March 1911, Wilmington, USA (aged 80 years)|
Charles Brown Lore (March 16, 1831 – March 6, 1911) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served as Attorney General of Delaware and U. S. Representative from Delaware.
Early life and family
Lore was born in Odessa, Delaware. He attended the public schools and Middletown Academy in Middletown, Delaware. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in June 1852, then studied law and was admitted to the Delaware Bar in New Castle County, Delaware in 1861.
Professional and political career
He was clerk of the Delaware House of Representatives in 1857 and during the Civil War served as commissioner of the federal army's draft for New Castle County in 1862.
Lore served as Delaware Attorney General from 1869 to 1874 and was elected as a Democrat to the 48th and 49th Congress, serving from March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1887. He was not a candidate for renomination, and was appointed Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court in 1893. He was reappointed in 1897 for a term of twelve years but retired in 1909. He was also a member of the code commission in 1909 and 1910.
He also served as the inaugural president of the Board of Trustees of then-Delaware College for Colored Students outside of Dover (legislatively renamed in 1893 as the State College for Colored, and which is currently Delaware State University). He would serve board president from the College's beginning in 1891 until about 1909.
Death and legacy
Lore died at Wilmington. His remains were cremated and the ashes were deposited there in the Methodist Church Cemetery.
The Charles B. Lore Elementary School at Wilmington, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. U.S. Representatives took office March 4 and have a two-year term.
|Office||Type||Location||Began office||Ended office||notes|
|U.S. Representative||Legislature||Washington||March 4, 1883||March 3, 1885|
|U.S. Representative||Legislature||Washington||March 4, 1885||March 3, 1887|
|Chief Justice||Judiciary||Dover||1893||1909||Delaware Supreme Court|
|United States Congressional service|
|1883–1885||48th||U.S. House||Democratic||Chester A. Arthur||at-large|
|1885–1887||49th||U.S. House||Democratic||Grover Cleveland||at-large|
|1882||U.S. Representative||Charles B. Lore||Democratic||16,563||53%||Washington Hastings||Republican||14,640||47%|
|1884||U.S. Representative||Charles B. Lore||Democratic||17,054||57%||Anthony Higgins||Republican||12,878||43%|
Places with more information
- Delaware Historical Society; website; 505 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801; (302) 655-7161
- University of Delaware; Library website; 181 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware 19717; (302) 831-2965
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Edward L. Martin
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's at-large congressional district
John B. Penington