Charles F. Dougherty

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Charles F. Dougherty
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Joshua Eilberg
Succeeded by Joseph Kolter
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 2, 1973 – January 15, 1979[1]
Preceded by Herbert McGlinchy
Succeeded by James Lloyd
Constituency Part of Philadelphia
Personal details
Born (1937-06-26) June 26, 1937 (age 77)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Charles Francis Dougherty (born June 26, 1937) is a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Charles F. Dougherty was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1957-1977 (active duty, 1959–1962). He graduated from St. Joseph’s College in 1959 and did graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1964. He worked as a high school teacher from 1962 to 1965. In 1965 to 1966 he was a special agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence, Department of the Navy. Dougherty conducted additional graduate work at Temple University in 1967. He was assistant dean of the Community College of Philadelphia from 1966 to 1970, and a high school principal from 1970 to 1972. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1972 to 1979.[2]

Dougherty was elected in 1978 as a Republican to the 96th and 97th United States Congresses. He was defeated in 1982 by State Representative Robert Borski after his district was renumbered as the 3rd District. He ran against Borski again in 1992, 1998 and 2000, and was soundly defeated each time.

To date, Dougherty is the last Republican to represent a significant portion of Philadelphia in Congress.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joshua Eilberg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Kolter
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Herbert McGlinchy
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 5th District
Succeeded by
James Lloyd