Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis (1860 - 1936)

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Charles Curtis
Born in Topeka, Kansas, USAmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USAmap
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U.S. Vice President
Charles Curtis is a US Vice President
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Charles Curtis was a Native American member of the Kaw Nation tribe.
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Preceded by
30th Vice President
Charles G. Dawes

Preceded by
William P. Frye

Preceded by
Alfred W. Benson

Preceded by
Joseph L. Bristow
Charles Curtis
31st Vice President
of the United States
Vice-Presidential Seal

President pro tempore
of the US Senate
President pro tem

US Senator (Class 2)
from Kansas

Seal of the US Senate
US Senator (Class 3)
from Kansas


Succeeded by
32nd Vice President
John Nance Garner

Succeeded by
James Paul Clarke

Succeeded by
William Howard Thompson

Succeeded by
Henry Justin Allen


Descendant of Pilgrim Peter Browne.

First Native-American of proven bloodlines to be elected to the White House.

William P. Frye resigned due to ill health on April 27, 1911. For the remainder of the 62nd Congress, the office rotated among five Senators. The Senate at that time was split between progressive Republicans, conservative Republicans, and Democrats. Each put forth a candidate, and the ballots were deadlocked until August when a compromise was reached by which each of their candidates would rotate holding the office during the 62nd Congress. Republican Charles Curtis was preceded and succeeded by Democrat Augustus Bacon, serving one turn from December 4, 1911 to December 12, 1911.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President, vacant March 3, 1929 – April 1, 1929 when successor appointed.


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I recently published a set of manuscripts written by Charles Curtis. I highly question the middle name - he didn't have a middle name and I think that's been proven by his records of birth through the Catholic church. Also, his Indian wife was Ellen (sometimes listed as Helen or Helene) Pappan. The Pappan family can easily be researched. Pappan's Ferry was north of Topeka, Kansas. Charles had three children. Permelia, Henry and Leona (Mrs. Webster Knight). The publications I recently released are Racing: Indian Style and the unabridged version is titled In His Own Words. I perform Grandma Curtis in first person narrative, Chautauqua style as a member of the Kansas Alliance of Professional Historical Performers.
posted by Kitty (Hamilton) Frank
Thanks, Kitty. I've removed the middle name. You said his *wife* was the Native American Helen. This profile has his *mother* as the Native American Helen. Please clarify.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Please add Category: Kansas, Curtis Name Study to this profile. Thanks.
posted by [Living Cowan]
Article recently published - Goodrich, Deb - "From Teepee to Capitol Dome" in WILD WEST, June 2018 issue, pp.52-57.
posted by James LaLone

Charles is 19 degrees from Donald Howard, 15 degrees from Julia Howe and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.