|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, 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, 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.