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Charles Faulkner

On January 10, 1859, President James Buchanan appointed Democrat Charles Faulkner of Berkeley County as American Minister to France. Faulkner had been recently defeated in the election to retain his seat in the United States House of Representatives.

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Obituary of Charles Faulkner
Finding Aid to the Carter/Faulkner Family Collection
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On This Day in West Virginia History: January

West Virginia Archives and History