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Charles Wesley PITMAN

(1871)

PITMAN, Charles Wesley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Jersey, birth date unknown; attended the common schools; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1838; moved to Pottsville, Pa., the same year and conducted a school for boys, known as the Pottsville Academy; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); later became affiliated with the Republican Party; engaged extensively in the lumber business; elected sheriff of Schuylkill County in 1870 and served from January 1871 until his death in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa., June 8, 1871; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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