Member Biography

Christian Charles Kauffman 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1895-1896       14 Republican
1897-1898       14 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


04/17/1858 - 07/26/1936

Christian Charles Kauffman (R14) Lancaster (Part) County 1895-1898

Early Life: 

Christian Charles Kauffman, born April 17, 1857, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Christian Shuman and Jane McClung Strickler Kauffman; Shoemaker’s Academy, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Williston Seminary, East Hampton, Massachusetts; admitted, Lancaster County bar; attorney, 1878-1936; solicitor, Columbia School district, Columbia Lace Company and Columbia Silk Mills; president, general manager, Columbia Iron Works; president, New Haven Iron and Steel Company; general manager, Schuylkill Haven Iron Company; director, Susquehanna Iron and Steel Company; director, Pennsylvania Forestry Association; elected, solicitor, Columbia; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1887-1889; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1890; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1895-1896; bond salesman; married, Margaret R. Wilson, daughter, Helen Kauffman; died, July 26, 1936, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Bethel Cemetery, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, solicitor, Columbia, Lancaster County. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1887 and 1889; not a candidate for reelection, 1890. 

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1890. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 14th district, Lancaster (Part) County, 1895-1898; committee assignments, Compare Bills, Education, Federal Relations, Forestry, Game and Fisheries (Chairman), Judiciary (General), Military Affairs. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Father, Christian Shuman, Pennsylvania State Senate, 14th district, Lancaster (Part) County, 1879-1882.

Christian Shuman Kauffman  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Brother-in-law, James Wilson Lee, Pennsylvania State Senate, 48th district, Venango and Warren Counties, 1879-1886.

James Wilson Lee  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1898). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1163, 1169-1171, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1137.

Christian Charles Kauffman (1856-1936) - Find a Grave Memorial