Member Biography

Charles Hodge Ealy 


01/25/1884 - 11/08/1947

Charles Hodge Ealy (R36) Bedford, Fulton and Somerset Counties 1927-1946

Early Life:

Charles Hodge Ealy, born January 25, 1884, Schellsburg, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor Taylor Filmore and Mary Ramsey Ealy; Bedford Academy; Bucknell University, BA, MA; University of Pittsburgh, LL.B.; married, Edna May Pritts Ealy, three daughters; admitted, Somerset County bar, 1908; attorney; Somerset law partnership practice; solicitor, Somerset County, during World War I; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1927-1946, president pro tempore, 1941-1945; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1940; died, November 8, 1947 (aged 63), Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania; interment, Husband Cemetery, Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  

Early Career:

Admitted, Somerset County bar, 1908, attorney; associate law firm, Ruppel and Uhl, Somerset, Pennsylvania; law partnership practice with attorneys Charles and Simon Uhl, Uhl and Ealy, 1916- 1919; practiced before Pennsylvania appellate courts, Somerset and Allegheny County Bar Associations, district courts, United States Supreme Court. 

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Solicitor, Somerset County, during World War I. 

Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 36th district, Bedford, Fulton and Somerset Counties, 1927-1946, president pro tempore, 1941-1945; chaired, Appropriations, Elections, Judiciary, State Government committees; member, Joint State Government Commission, 1939-1947; Vice President, Joint State Government Commission, 1943-1947; member, Joint State Government Advisory Committee.

Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1940.


President pro tempore, four-year term, longest continuous since William Marks, 1821-1825.


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

The Republic (Meyersdale, Pennsylvania) Thursday, March 28, 1935 · Page 11.

Everett Press (Everett, Pennsylvania) Friday November 14, 1947, • Page 1. 

Charles Hodge Ealy (1884-1947) - Find a Grave Memorial