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Charles Richard Eckert (January 20, 1868 – October 26, 1959) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Charles R. Eckert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byJ. Howard Swick
Succeeded byLouis E. Graham
Personal details
Born(1868-01-20)January 20, 1868
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 26, 1959(1959-10-26) (aged 91)
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

BiographyEdit

Charles Richard Eckert was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Piersol's Academy at West Bridgewater, Pennsylvania, and Geneva College at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Beaver, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate to the 1928 Democratic National Convention.

Eckert was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938.

After his time in Congress, he served as a member of board of directors of the Beaver Trust Co., and resumed the practice of law until his death, aged 91, as the result of an automobile accident in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles R. Eckert (id: E000032)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Howard Swick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th congressional district

1935–1939
Succeeded by
Louis E. Graham