Charles F. Fleming scrapbook
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- Fleming, Charles F., 1907-1984 (Person)
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A Democrat, Fleming worked for the Indiana State Board of Health from 1933 to 1935 and served as roll call clerk for the Indiana House of Representatives in 1937. He was elected a state senator for Lake County and served in the 1943, 1945, and 1947 legislative sessions. He also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II (1943-1944). In 1948, Fleming was elected Indiana's secretary of state, but lost reelection in 1950. He had been a refinery worker and later served as vice-president of the Oil Workers International Union of Lake County and as secretary of the Labor Legislative Council of Lake County and Vicinity. Fleming later returned to Indiana University and earned a bacherlor's degree in 1962 and two master's degrees, one in 1964 and the other in 1966. He taught social studies for 12 years at an Indianapolis high school and served as principal doorkeeper in the Indiana House in 1975 and 1976. Fleming died at the age of 74 on August 8, 1984.
Ancestry.com. "Charles Fleming." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 8, 2020. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
"Ex-Secretary of State Charles Fleming Dies." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), August 9, 1984.
January, Alan F. and Elizabeth Shanahan, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 2, 1900-1984. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1984.
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