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Charles Elmer Dietrich (July 30, 1889 – May 20, 1942) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Charles E. Dietrich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byLouis T. McFadden
Succeeded byAlbert G. Rutherford
Personal details
Born(1889-07-30)July 30, 1889
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 20, 1942(1942-05-20) (aged 52)
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic


Charles E. Dietrich was born in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania, in 1907. He owned and operated a theater from 1914 to 1942. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits from 1924 to 1942. He served as prothonotary and clerk of the courts of Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, from 1920 to 1935. He was a delegate to the 1932 Democratic National Convention.

Dietrich was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936. He resumed former business pursuits, and died in Tunkhannock. Interment in Sunnyside Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Charles E. Dietrich (id: D000340)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Louis T. McFadden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Albert G. Rutherford