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 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 bar; attorney, 1878-1936; solicitor, Columbia School district, Columbia Lace Company and Columbia Silk Mills; president and 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. (i)

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 County, 1895-1898; committee assignments, Compare Bills, Education, Federal Relations, Forestry, Game and Fisheries (Chairman) Judiciary General and Military Affairs.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography: 


Father, Christian Shuman, Pennsylvania State Senator, 14th district, Lancaster County, 1879-1882.


Cochran, T.B., (Ed.) (1890) Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1163, 1169-1171, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1137.