He served as District Attorney from 1948 -1960 and 1966. -1972. In 1971 he announced that he wouldn't run for re-election. He was am Attorney from 1941 until his death in 1976,graduating from LSU law school. He joined the Navy in 1942 and attended Mid-shipman School at Columbia University finishing in December 1942. He began his service in WWII as a Lieutenant J.G. And was assigned to the South Pacific. He participated in the invasion of Peliluand served until the Japanese surrendered in August 1945.

Riddle served as the State Democratic Central Committee Chairman elected in 1960 and participated in the election of President John F. Kennedy.

Charles Riddle Jr. was married to Rita Gremillion Riddle and had six children. He was a member of the Marksville Methodist Church, the VFW, the American Legion, and was a Mason. He was also a member of the Marksville Lions Club.>