Member Biography

Charles Augustus Barnitz 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1815-1816       11 Federalist
1816-1817       11 Federalist
1817-1818       11 Federalist

COUNTIES: Adams, York  


09/11/1787 - 01/08/1850

Charles Augustus Barnitz (Federal11) Adams and York Counties 1815-1819

Early Life:

Charles Augustus Barnitz, born September 11, 1787, York, York County, Pennsylvania, son of Jacob and Mary McClean Barnitz; York Academy; studied law; admitted, bar, 1811; private law practice, York; married, Margaret Grier Barnitz, 1811, children, Jane Grier Barnitz Lewis, Mary McClean Barnitz, Ann Barnitz Rosenmiller, McPherson Barnitz, Charles S Barnitz; elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1815-1819; agent, heirs of William Penn, 1820-1850; elected, Anti-Masonic, United States House of Representatives, 1833-1835; resumed private law practice, York; engaged, banking; president, York Bank; member, Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention, 1838; delegate, Whig National Conventions, Harrisburg, 1840, Baltimore, 1844; died, January 8, 1850 (age 62), York, York County, Pennsylvania; interment, First Presbyterian Churchyard, York, York County, Pennsylvania.  

Early Career:

Agent, heirs of William Penn, for their interests in Springettsbury Manor, now city of York, 1820-1850.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention, 1838. 

Delegate, Whig National Conventions, Harrisburg, 1840, Baltimore, 1844.

Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 11th district, Adams and York Counties,1815-1819. 

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Anti-Masonic, United States House of Representatives, Twenty-third Congress, 1833-1835; not a candidate for reelection. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members B"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Charles Augustus Barnitz (1787-1850) - Find a Grave Memorial



Congressional Biography

After 3 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Charles Augustus Barnitz  went on to serve in congress