Charles August Lindbergh Charles August Lindbergh, Sr. (January 20, 1859 - May 24, 1924), was a United States Congressman for 6th District of Minnesota from 1907 to 1917. He distinguished himself as an opponent of the Federal Reserve banking system and of American entry into World War I. He is best remembered today as the father of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, whose antiwar leadership was undoubtedly inspired by that of his father.
Lindbergh was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He was brought to the United States by his parents while an infant. He studied law at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, graduating in 1883 and being admitted to the bar the same year. He served as prosecuting attorney for Morrison County, Minnesota from 1891 through 1893. He was elected to congress as a Republican Party candidate. In 1916 he unsuccessfully campaigned for a seat in the United States Senate. At the time of his death, Lindbergh was a candidate for the Senate of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party, and is regarded to have been a principal founder of that party.
Charles August Lindbergh died in Crookston, Minnesota. His ashes are interned in the columbarium at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Preceded by: Clarence Buckman U.S. Representative from the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota 1907-1917 Succeeded by: Harold Knutson This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.