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Charles I. Stengle

Charles Irwin Stengle (December 5, 1869 – November 23, 1953) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Charles I. Stengle
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byWarren I. Lee
Succeeded byAndrew Lawrence Somers
Personal details
Born(1869-12-05)December 5, 1869
Savageville, Virginia
DiedNovember 23, 1953(1953-11-23) (aged 83)
New Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Savageville, Virginia, Stengle attended the public schools. In 1890, he graduated from Goldey College (now Goldey–Beacom College) in Wilmington, Delaware.

Stengle served as the chaplain of the Delaware House of Representatives in 1898. He then moved to Virginia, working in the newspaper business in Norfolk and Fredericksburgh. He moved to New York City in 1910 where he continued his career in journalism until 1917. Secretary of the municipal civil service commission of New York City from January 1, 1918, to January 1, 1923, when he resigned.

Stengle was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress. He was appointed by President Coolidge in 1925 as a lieutenant colonel, Specialist Reserves, attached to The Adjutant General's Office.

He was editor of the National Farm News. Legislative representative of the American Federation of Government Employees from 1934 until his retirement in August 1953. He died in Shaftos Corner, New Shrewsbury, New Jersey, on November 23, 1953. He was interred at Monmouth Memorial Park in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.


  • United States Congress. "Charles I. Stengle (id: S000850)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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