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Charles Joseph ESTERLY

(1888-1940)

ESTERLY, Charles Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reading, Pa., February 8, 1888; attended the public schools; employed with an electric company until 1916 and later in the sales department of a knitting mill; also engaged in the breeding of Ayrshire cattle and Berkshire hogs; served as president and director of a water company, and as a director of a knitting mill and bottle-stopper company; member of the board of school directors of Wyomissing, Pa., 1914-1920; committeeman of Wyomissing Borough 1917-1921; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920; member of the Republican State committee 1922-1924; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1927); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1926; again elected to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; resumed former business interests; died in Wernersville, Pa., September 3, 1940; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pa.

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

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