Charles Howard Kline (R38) Allegheny (Part) County 1907-1918
Charles Howard Kline, born December 25, 1870, Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; son of Wellington B. Kline and Maria Margaret Kuster; attended, Indiana Normal School (now, Indiana University of Pennsylvania) and Kiskiminetas Springs School; University of Pennsylvania, LL.B.; University of Pittsburgh, honorary doctorate of laws, 1919; lawyer 1898-1933; member, Philadelphia bar, 1898, Allegheny bar, 1899; married, Katherine Whitsell Johnson, 1900; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1905 term; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1907-1918; elected, Senate President pro tempore 1913-1914; gubernatorial appointee, judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, 1919; elected, 1920-1925; elected, mayor, Pittsburgh 1926-1933; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention, 1928; died, July 22, 1933, Saint Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1905 term; not a candidate for reelection, 1906.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 38th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1907-1918; elected, Senate President pro tempore 1913-1915; committee assignments: Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Corporations, Elections, Finance, Judiciary General (Chairman), Judiciary Special, Municipal Affairs, New Counties and County Seats and Public Health and Sanitation and Public Roads and Highways.
Names of any service after Senate:
Gubernatorial appointee, judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, 1919; elected, 1920-1925.
Elected, mayor, Pittsburgh, 1926-1933.
Elected, delegate, Republican National Convention, 1928.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Last Republican, elected Mayor of Pittsburgh.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1918). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1084, 1096, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1062.