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Charles F. Armstrong (May 25, 1919–March 9, 1965) was an American politician and lawyer.


Armstrong was born in Statesville, North Carolina. He was an African American. Armstrong went to Tuskegee University and John Marshall Law School. He served in the United States Military during World War II. Armstrong served as assistant state's attorney for Cook County, Illinois. He lived in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and family and was involved with the Democratic Party. Armstrong served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1957 until his death in 1965. Armstrong died suddenly from a heart attack at his home in Chicago after suffering from influenza.[1][2][3][4]


  1. 'Illinois Blue Book 1965-1966,' Biographical Sketch of Charles F. Armstrong, pg. 195
  2. 'State Senate Passes Remap, House Mourns Legislator's Death,' John S. Burnett,' The Harrisburg Daily Register (Illinois), March 9, 1965, pg. 1
  3. 'Several Prominent Figures Mourned-Rep. Charles F. Armstrong of Illinois,' The Pittsburgh Courier (Pennsylvania), March 20, 1965, pg. 5
  4. 'Political Empowerment of Illinois' African-African State Lawmakers from 1877 to 2005,' Erma Brooks Williams, University Press of America, Inc., Lanham, Maryland: 2008, Charles F. Armstrong (1957–1965), pg. 22

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