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Charles Augustus Barnitz

Born: Sep 11, 1780

Death: Jan 8, 1850

Birthplace: York

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Charles Augustus Barnitz

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1780
Date of Death : Jan 8, 1850
Birth Place : York

Charles Augustus Barnitz was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Charles A. Barnitz was born in York, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in York. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1815 to 1819. From 1820 until his death he 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. Barnitz was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law at York and was also engaged in banking and served as president of the York Bank. He was member of the State constitutional convention in 1838 and a delegate to the Whig National Conventions at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1840 and at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1844. He died in York in 1850. Interment in the First Presbyterian Churchyard.


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