Member Biography

Charles J. Magee 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1913-1914       43 Republican
1915-1916       43 Republican
1917-1918       43 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


02/05/1883 - 03/17/1917

Charles J. Magee (R43) Allegheny (Part) County 1913-1917

Early Life:

Charles J. Magee, born February 5, 1883, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of Edward Simpson and Anna Elizabeth Sees Magee; Pittsburgh public school education; Saint Vincent College; Georgetown University; Pittsburgh Law School; prepared for the bar under his older brother, Pennsylvania State Senator, William A. Magee, admitted Allegheny County, 1912; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1913-1917; died March 13, 1917, (aged 34) in office of the Senate, of pneumonia, suffering from H1N1 Influenza (Spanish Flu), Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Saint Rosalia’s Catholic Church; Ancient Order of Hibernians. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 43rd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1913-1917; committee assignments, Appropriations, Canals and Inland Navigation (Chairman), Congressional Apportionment, Education, Judiciary General, Law and Order, Legislative Apportionment, Municipal Affairs.


Uncle, Pennsylvania State Senator Christopher Lyman Magee, 43rd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1897-1901. 

Christopher Lyman Magee  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Brother, Pennsylvania State Senator William Addison Magee, 43rd district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1901-1904. 

William Addison Magee Jr. - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1917). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1151, 1162, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1128.

Charles Magee (1883-1917) - Find a Grave Memorial