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Charles A Barnitz



Session Office Position District Party
1815-1816 11 Federalist
1817-1818 11 Federalist
 Counties   Adams, York


1780 - 1850

Charles Augustus Barnitz was born in York, York County, Pa., September 11, 1780, the son of Jacob and Mary McClean Barnitz; he received his education at the York Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1811 and entered private practice in York; he was a  member of the state Senate, 1815-1819; served as agent for the heirs of William Penn, from 1820 until his death, for their interests in Springettsbury Manor (now includes city of York); was elected as an Anti-Masonic member to the US House of Representatives (1833-1835); resumed the practice of law at York, Pa.; also engaged in banking and served as president of the York Bank; member of the State constitutional convention in 1838; delegate to the Whig National Conventions at Harrisburg in 1840 and at Baltimore in 1844; died in York, Pa., January 8, 1850; interment in the First Presbyterian Churchyard.  He married Margaret Grier.