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Drake, Charles Daniel, lawyer, jurist, United States senator, author, was born April 11, 1811, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1859 he was elected to the Missouri legislature; and in 1861-62 took an active part against the secession movement. In 1863 he was elected to the Missouri state convention; was a presidential elector in 1864; and in 1865 was a member and vice-president of the convention that formed the present constitution of Missouri. In 1867-71 he was United States senator from Missouri: and in 1871 was appointed chief justice of the court of claims at Washington, D.C. He was the author of a Treatise on the Law of Suits by Attachment in the United States; and a Life of Daniel Drake. He died April 11, 1892, in Washington, D.C.