|1941-1942||President Pro Tempore||36||Republican|
|1943-1944||President Pro Tempore||36||Republican|
|1945-1946||President Pro Tempore||36||Republican|
Charles Hodge Ealy (R36) Bedford, Fulton and Somerset Counties 1927-1946
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.
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.
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.
The Republic (Meyersdale, Pennsylvania) Thursday, March 28, 1935 · Page 11.
Everett Press (Everett, Pennsylvania) Friday November 14, 1947, • Page 1.