Charles H. Winfield

Charles H. Winfield, New York Congressman

Charles Henry Winfield (April 22, 1822 – June 10, 1888) was a U.S. Representative from New York during the latter half of the American Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction.


Winfield was born in Crawford, New York where he completed preparatory studies before going on to study law.

He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Goshen, New York where he eventually went on to serve as district attorney for Orange County from 1850-1856.

Winfield was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867) but he was not a candidate for renomination in 1866 and resumed his legal practice.

He died in Walden, New York, June 10, 1888, and was interred in Wallkill Valley Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John B. Steele
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles Van Wyck

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