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Charles Joseph CARNEY

(1913-1987)

CARNEY, Charles Joseph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, April 17, 1913; attended schools in Youngstown and Campbell, Ohio; attended Youngstown State University; member of the Ohio state senate, 1950-1970, serving as minority leader from 1969 to 1970; staff member, vice-president, and president, United Rubber Workers Union Local 102, 1934-1950; staff representative, United Steelworkers of America, 1950-1968; vice-president of Mahoning County CIO Industrial Council; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Michael Kirwan, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1970-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; died on October 7, 1987, in Youngstown, Ohio; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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