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Charles Herbert Joyce (January 30, 1830 - November 22, 1916) was a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Joyce was born near Andover, England. At age six, in 1836, he immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Waitsfield, Vermont.

He attended Northfield Academy and Newbury Seminary and went on the study law until he was admitted to the bar in 1852.

He maintained a legal practice in Northfield, Vermont before spending two years as the state librarian and then serving as district attorney for Washington County in 1857 and 1858.

When the American Civil War broke out he served in the Union Army as major and lieutenant colonel of the Second Vermont Volunteers.

After the war he resumed his legal practice in Rutland, Vermont and entered politics, serving as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives 1869-1871 and as speaker in 1870 and 1871.

Joyce was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1883) but was not a candidate for renomination in 1882.

After leaving office he again resumed his legal practice in Rutland, Vermont.

He retired and resided in Pittsfield, Vermont, until his death, November 22, 1916. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Rutland, Vermont.

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