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Charles Adam KARCH

(1875-1932)

KARCH, Charles Adam, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm in Engleman Township, St. Clair County, Ill., March 17, 1875; attended the public schools; was graduated from Northern Illinois Normal University (now the Illinois State Normal University), at Normal, Ill., in 1894; taught school 1895-1900; was graduated from the law department of Wesleyan College, Bloomington, Ill., in 1898; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Belleville, Ill.; served as secretary to Congressman Fred J. Kern 1901-1903; member of the Illinois house of representatives 1904-1906 and 1910-1914; moved to East St. Louis in 1914 and continued the practice of law; served as United States attorney for the eastern judicial district of Illinois 1914-1918; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress and served from March 4, 1931, until his death; had been nominated for reelection to the Seventy-third Congress; died in St. Louis, Mo., on November 6, 1932; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.

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

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