Charles Ogle (politician)

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Charles Ogle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – May 10, 1841
Preceded by Job Mann
Succeeded by Henry Black
Personal details
Died May 10, 1841
Sommerset, Pennsylvania
Resting place Union Cemetery
40°0′40″N 79°4′49″W / 40.01111°N 79.08028°W / 40.01111; -79.08028
Nationality American
Political party Anti-Masonic, Whig
Spouse(s) eldest daughter of James Postlethwaite[1]
Relations Alexander Ogle (father), Andrew Jackson Ogle (nephew)
Alma mater Washington College
Occupation solicitor, jurist, representative
Profession lawyer
Committees United States House Committee on Roads and Canals 4 March 1839 - 3 March 1841 (26th Congress)

Charles Ogle (1798 – May 10, 1841) was an Anti-Masonic and Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Charles Ogle (son of Alexander Ogle and uncle of Andrew Jackson Ogle) was born in Somerset, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Somerset. He served on the Common Pleas Bench for Lancaster County.[2] He graduated from Washington College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in 1817.[3] Ogle was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. He was reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served until his death in Somerset in 1841. His "Gold Spoon Oration" (1840) mocked the supposed grandeur of President Martin Van Buren, contributing to the latter's loss to William Henry Harrison later that year. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Roads and Canals during the Twenty-sixth Congress.[4]

He died of tuberculosis on 10 May 1841, in his home in Somerset Pennsylvania,[5] and was buried in Union Cemetery.[6]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Albert, George Dallas (1976) [1882], "44", History of the county of Westmoreland, Pennsylvania: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (Reproduction by Unigraph, Inc., at behest of Westmoreland County Historical Society ed.), Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., p. 351 
  2. ^ Philadelphia Enquirer and Daily Courier 14 (85), April 8, 1836: 2  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Washington And Jefferson College (Washington, Pa.); Eaton, Samuel John Mills (1889), Biographical and historical catalogue of Washington and Jefferson college: Containing a general catalogue of Jefferson college, and of Washington college, and of Washington and Jefferson college. 
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  5. ^ "Mortuary Notice", Sun (Massachusetts), May 20, 1841: 2 
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Job Mann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

1837–1841
Succeeded by
Henry Black