Charles Barwig

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Charles Barwig
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byRichard W. Guenther
Succeeded byEdward Sauerhering
Personal details
BornMarch 19, 1837
Hesse-Darmstadt, German Confederation
DiedFebruary 15, 1912(1912-02-15) (aged 74)
Mayville, Wisconsin
Political partyDemocratic

Charles Barwig (March 19, 1837 – February 15, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Barwig immigrated to the United States in 1845 with his parents, who settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the public schools and graduated from the Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee in 1857. He moved to Mayville, Wisconsin in 1865 and engaged in the wholesale liquor business. He served as mayor of Mayville from 1886 until 1888.

Barwig was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895) as the representative of Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Fifty-third Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He engaged in the real estate business. He died in Mayville, Wisconsin, on February 15, 1912. He was interred in Graceland Cemetery.

Barwig's son, Byron Barwig, served as Mayor of Mayville before becoming a member of the Wisconsin State Senate.


  • United States Congress. "Charles Barwig (id: B000218)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard W. Guenther
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward Sauerhering