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Charles Augustus BARNITZ


BARNITZ, Charles Augustus, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in York, York County, Pa., September 11, 1780; attended York County Academy, York, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in York; member of the State senate, 1815-1819; from 1820 until his death served as agent of the heirs of William Penn for their interests in Springettsbury Manor, the center of which is now the city of York; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); was not a candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law at York, Pa.; also engaged in banking and served as president of the York Bank; member of the State constitutional convention in 1838; delegate to the Whig National Conventions at Harrisburg in 1840 and at Baltimore in 1844; died in York, Pa., January 8, 1850; interment in the First Presbyterian Churchyard.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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