NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, Federal Government Employees, Journalists

Charles Melville Pepper
(November 11, 1859 - 1930)

3211 13th St. NW, Columbia Heights neighborhood, DC.

Pepper is the author of several books of nonfiction, including Tomorrow in Cuba (1899), Everyday Life in Washington (1900), and Guatemala: The Country of the Future (1906), and biographies of Henry Gassaway Davis and Louis Klopsch.

Pepper moved to DC in 1890 to work as a Washington correspondent for newspapers in Chicago and New York. He was later appointed one of five US delegates to the Pan-American Congress of 1901, and President William McKinley appointed him to work on a Pan-American railroad agreement in 1903. He also wrote trade reports for the US Department of Commerce and Labor.