Charles Brooks Hoard (June 5, 1805 – November 20, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from New York.
Hoard subsequently established a partnership with Gilbert Bradford, and the firm of Hoard & Bradford became successful as the manufacturer of portable steam engines to operate printing presses and other machines.
Eli Thayer, the founder of Ceredo, West Virginia, had originally established the community as a model town in an effort to show southerners that a community could function without slavery. Thayer had borrowed from Hoard to finance the creation of the town.
In the late 1860s Hoard spent time traveling in the western and southern states to inspect his business concerns. In 1870 he relocated to Ceredo. His efforts to improve the town and repair his fortunes proved successful, with Hoard leading expansion of Ceredo's timber industry, including the building of a sawmill and the construction of roads and railroads.
He died in Ceredo on November 20, 1886. He was interred in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, West Virginia.
- United States Congress. "Charles B. Hoard (id: H000658)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Charles B. Hoard at Find a Grave
- John A. Haddock, The Growth of a Century: as Illustrated in the History of Jefferson County, New York, 1894, pages 43–47
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
William A. Gilbert
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 23rd congressional district
Ambrose W. Clark
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