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Charles Cyrus Kearns (February 11, 1869 – December 17, 1931) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

Charles Cyrus Kearns
Charles Cyrus Kearns 1916.jpg
Kearns in Washington, D.C. in 1916
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1931
Preceded bySimeon D. Fess
Succeeded byJames G. Polk
Personal details
Born(1869-02-11)February 11, 1869
Tonica, Illinois
DiedDecember 17, 1931(1931-12-17) (aged 62)
Amelia, Ohio
Resting placeMount Moriah Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materOhio Northern University, National Normal University, Cincinnati Law School

Charles C. Kearns was born in Tonica, Illinois. He moved with his parents to Georgetown, Ohio, in 1874. He attended the public schools in Georgetown, Ohio, Ohio Northern University at Ada, and National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio. He taught school in Brown County, Ohio. He graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1894, and was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Batavia, Ohio. He was the managing editor of the Las Vegas Daily Record in Las Vegas, New Mexico, in 1900 and 1901 and of the Daily Record in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1901 and 1902. He returned to Ohio in 1903 and practiced law in Batavia. He was the prosecuting attorney of Clermont County, Ohio, from 1906 to 1909.

Kearns was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. He was engaged in the practice of law at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1930, and died in Amelia, Ohio. Interment in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Tobasco, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Charles Cyrus Kearns (id: K000033)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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  • Charles Cyrus Kearns at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Simeon D. Fess
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
James G. Polk