Charles A. Karch

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Charles Adam Karch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1931 – November 6, 1932
Preceded byEdward M. Irwin
Succeeded byEdwin M. Schaefer
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1875-03-17)March 17, 1875
Englemann Township, Illinois, U.S.
DiedNovember 6, 1932(1932-11-06) (aged 57)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Resting placeMount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNorthern Illinois Normal University

Charles Adam Karch (March 17, 1875 – November 6, 1932) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born on a farm in Englemann Township, St. Clair County, Illinois, the son of German immigrants.[1] Karch attended the public schools. He graduated from Northern Illinois Normal University (now the Illinois State University), at Normal, Illinois, in 1894. He taught school from 1895 to 1900.

Karch graduated from the law department of Wesleyan College (now Illinois Wesleyan University), Bloomington, Illinois, in 1898. He was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Belleville, Illinois. He served as secretary to Congressman Fred J. Kern from 1901 to 1903. He served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1904 to 1906 and again from 1910 to 1914. He moved to East St. Louis in 1914 where he continued the practice of law. He served as United States Attorney for the eastern judicial district of Illinois 1914-1918.

Karch was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress and served from March 4, 1931 until his death. He had been nominated for reelection to the Seventy-third Congress. He died in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 6, 1932 and was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "Charles A. Karch (id: K000010)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1880", FamilySearch, retrieved March 15, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward M. Irwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 22nd congressional district

March 4, 1931 - November 6, 1932
Succeeded by
Edwin M. Schaefer