Charles Albright (congressman)

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Charles Albright
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by District eliminated
Personal details
Born (1830-12-13)December 13, 1830
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Died September 28, 1880(1880-09-28) (aged 49)
Political party Republican
Alma mater Dickinson College

Charles Albright (December 13, 1830 – September 28, 1880) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Charles Albright was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania. He moved to the Territory of Kansas in 1854 and participated in its early development. He returned to Pennsylvania and resumed the practice of law in Mauch Chunk in 1856. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1860 and 1872.

During the American Civil War, Albright served in the Union Army and was promoted through the ranks to colonel of the One Hundred and Thirty-second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Honorably mustered out May 24, 1865. He was recommissioned colonel of the Thirty-fourth Pennsylvania Militia July 3, 1863, and honorably mustered out August 10, 1863. He was recommissioned colonel of the Two Hundred and Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, September 4, 1864. On March 7, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Albright to the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, U.S. Volunteers, to rank from March 7, 1865 and the U.S. Senate confirmed the award on March 10, 1865.[1] Albright was honorably mustered out August 3, 1865.

After the war, he resumed the practice of law in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania.

Albright was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1874. He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in manufacturing in Mauch Chunk until his death there in 1880.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Eicher and Eicher, 2001, p. 739

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Served alongside: Lemuel Todd and Glenni W. Scofield
Succeeded by
District eliminated