Charles August Lindbergh was born on 20 January 1859 in Stockholm, Sweden with the name Carl Månsson. He is the illegitimate son of Ola Månsson and his mistress Lovisa Carlén. In 1859, Ola was accused of bribery and embezzlement. He changed his name to August Lindbergh, left his wife and seven children, and emigrated to the United States with his mistress and their infant son, Carl. Lovisa changed her name to Louisa and young Carl became Charles August Lindbergh.
Charles first became a lawyer. Later, he became a United States Congressman representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district. He held that office from 1907 to 1917.
He is most famous as the father of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, the aviator.
Charles Lindbergh died in 1924 of brain cancer.
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