Charles A. Barlow

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Charles A. Barlow, California Congressman.

Charles Averill Barlow (March 17, 1858 – October 3, 1927) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Barlow attended the common schools. He moved to Ventura, California, in 1875 and to San Luis Obispo County, California, in 1889.

A farmer and businessman, Barlow was a member of the California State Assembly from 1892 to 1893. He served as chairman of the People's Party state convention in 1896.

Barlow was elected as a Populist to the 55th Congress in the 1896 elections (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1898.

Barlow served as a delegate to the 1912 and 1920 Democratic National Conventions. He died in Bakersfield, California, and was interred in Union Cemetery, in Bakersfield.


  • United States Congress. "Charles A. Barlow (id: B000149)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Charles A. Barlow at Find a Grave
  • Extended biography of Charles A. Barlow
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James McLachlan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Russell J. Waters

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website