Charles F. Carpentier

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Charles Francis Carpentier (September 19, 1896 April 3, 1964) was an American businessman and politician. [1]



Born in Moline, Illinois on September 19, 1896. [1]

Carpentier served in the United States Army during World War I. He went to St. Ambrose University. With his brother, he owned and operated movie and drive-in theatres in the Quad Cities area. In 1924, Carpentier was elected to the East Moline, Illinois city council and then in 1929 was elected mayor of East Moline, Illinois. In 1938, Carpentier was elected to the Illinois State Senate as a Republican. Then, in 1952, Carpentier was elected Illinois Secretary of State and served until his death in 1964.

Carpentier died on April 3, 1964, in Springfield, Illinois of a heart attack while running for Governor of Illinois. [1]


His son Donald D. Carpentier also served in the Illinois General Assembly. [2] [3]

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  1. 1 2 3 "C. F. Carpentier, Legislator, Dies". The New York Times . April 4, 1964.
  2. 'Illinois Blue Book 1963-1964, Biographical Sketch of Charles F. Carpentier, pg. 76
  3. 'Charles Carpentier Dies. Suffers New Heart Attack In Hospital,' Chicago Tribune, April 3, 1964, Part 1, pg. 1, 5
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Preceded by Republican nominee for Secretary of State of Illinois
1952, 1956, 1960
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Preceded by Secretary of State of Illinois
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