Charles Augustus Barnitz

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Charles Augustus Barnitz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded by Thomas Hartley Crawford, Robert McCoy
Succeeded by Henry Logan
Personal details
Born (1780-09-11)September 11, 1780
Williams Township, Pennsylvania
Died January 8, 1850(1850-01-08) (aged 69)
Political party Anti-Masonic

Charles Augustus Barnitz (September 11, 1780 – January 8, 1850) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Charles A. Barnitz was born in York, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in York. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1815 to 1819.[1] From 1820 until his death he served as agent of the heirs of William Penn for their interests in Springettsbury Manor, the center of which is now the city of York.

Barnitz was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law at York and was also engaged in banking and served as president of the York Bank. He was member of the State constitutional convention in 1838 and a delegate to the Whig National Conventions at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1840 and at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1844. He died in York in 1850. Interment in the First Presbyterian Churchyard.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Hartley Crawford
Robert McCoy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

1833–1835
Succeeded by
Henry Logan

Lawyers and Leaders: The Role of Lawyers in the Development of York County, Pennsylvania, 2005, ISBN 0-9766629,York County Bar Association by Georg R. Sheets