Charles Augustus Barnitz

U.S. Congressperson

1780 – 1850


Who was Charles Augustus Barnitz?

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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Sep 11, 1780
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • York
Jan 8, 1850

on July 23, 2013


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