A native of England and a Confederate veteran, Charles Frederick Crisp (1845-1896), served as judge of the Southwestern Judicial Circuit and as a member of Congress. During his time in Congress he served as Speaker of the House. He was elected to the senate a short time before his death, but did not live to take the oath of office. His son, Charles Robert Crisp (1870-1937) was appointed to fill his term and was later elected to the same seat. Speaker Crisp is the namesake of neighboring Crisp County.
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