Robert Charles Wickliffe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1909 – June 11, 1912
Preceded byGeorge Kent Favrot
Succeeded byLewis Lovering Morgan
Personal details
Born(1874-05-01)May 1, 1874
Bardstown, Kentucky
DiedJune 11, 1912(1912-06-11) (aged 38)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
RelationsGrandson of Charles A. Wickliffe
Son of Robert C. Wickliffe
Alma materCentre College
Tulane University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1898
Battles/warsSpanish–American War

Robert Charles Wickliffe (May 1, 1874 – June 11, 1912), (grandson of Charles A. Wickliffe and cousin of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana; born in Bardstown, Kentucky, while his parents were visiting relatives; he attended the public schools of St. Francisville, Louisiana; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, in 1895 and from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in St. Francisville; member of the state constitutional convention in 1898; enlisted as a private in Company E, First Regiment, Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish–American War; was mustered out of the service in October 1898; returned to West Feliciana Parish; district attorney of the twenty-fourth judicial district of Louisiana 1902–1906; elected as a Democrat to the 61st and 62nd congresses, (March 4, 1909 – June 11, 1912), when he was killed while crossing a railroad bridge in Washington, D.C.; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.

See also

U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byGeorge K. Favrot Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 6th congressional district1909–1912 Succeeded byLewis L. Morgan