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Carl G. Bachmann (May 14, 1890 – January 22, 1980) was a United States Congressman from Wheeling, West Virginia.

Carl G. Bachmann
Carl G. Bachmann.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byBenjamin L. Rosenbloom
Succeeded byRobert L. Ramsay
Personal details
Born(1890-05-14)May 14, 1890
Wheeling, West Virginia
DiedJanuary 22, 1980(1980-01-22) (aged 89)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Political partyRepublican

Bachmann was born in Wheeling as the son of Charles F. and Sophia Bachmann; three of his grandparents were German immigrants.[1] In 1908 he graduated from Linsly Institute. He went to college first at Washington and Jefferson College for two years, and later graduated from West Virginia University, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He later graduated from law school at West Virginia University in 1915.

On July 14, 1914, he married Susan Louise Smith. They had three children: Charles F., Gilbert S. and Susan Jane.

In 1915, Bachmann began to practice law in Wheeling, and in 1917 he was appointed assistant prosecuting attorney for Ohio County. In 1920 he was elected prosecuting attorney, serving from January 1921 to December 1924.

In November 1924 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican, to serve in the First Congressional District of West Virginia. From 1931 to 1933 Bachmann was the Minority Whip. He served as a Congressman until he was defeated in 1934. He was later elected Mayor of Wheeling in 1947 and served until 1951. He died in Wheeling and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Carl G. Bachmann (id: B000012)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1900", FamilySearch, retrieved March 13, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin L. Rosenbloom
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert L. Ramsay
Party political offices
Preceded by
John McDuffie
House Minority Whip
Succeeded by
Harry L. Englebright
Preceded by
Albert H. Vestal
House Republican Whip
Succeeded by
Harry L. Englebright