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Pennsylvania State Senate

Charles Fraser


Session Office Position District Party
1815-1816 9 Democratic-Republican
1817-1818 9 Democratic-Republican
1819-1820 9 Democratic-Republican
 Counties   Columbia, Luzerne, Northumberland, Susquehanna, Union


1778 - 1834

FRASER, Dr. Charles, age 56, d Montrose 4 Feb 1834.
Of Montrose, Susquehanna County; wife was Mary.
Clifford Township, Susquehanna County; Chas. Fraser, prothonotary, clerk of the courts and register and recorder.
Father of 1873-74, Florida Supreme Court Justice Franklin Fraser.
In the fall of 1812, Dr. Charles Fraser came from Great Bend to Montrose, having been elected to the offices of prothonotary, register, and recorder, etc. He first occupied a log-house a little north of the present Baptist parsonage. He was afterwards elected senator for five counties, including Susquehanna, and, upon the close of his term of service, resumed the practice of medicine, and endeared himself to many. He died February 4, 1834, aged 64 years. Mrs. Fraser survived him thirty-six years, and died at the age of 85. They had four children; the sons became lawyers, and the daughters teachers. Philip, the eldest son, is judge of the United States District Court of Florida, of which State he has been a resident for the last thirty years, remaining there throughout the late war, and maintaining his position as a Unionist. Member of House.