Member Biography

Charles Arthur Blass 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1945-1946       49 Republican
1947-1948       49 Republican
1949-1950       49 Republican
1951-1952       49 Republican
1953-1954       49 Republican
1955-1956       49 Republican
1957-1958       49 Republican
1959       49 Republican
1960       49 Republican



12/17/1884 - 11/14/1970

Charles Arthur Blass (R49) Erie County 1945-1960

Early Life:

Charles Arthur Blass, born December 17, 1884, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; son of Adam and Mary Blass; Erie High School; University of Pennsylvania, Economics, B.S., 1907; married, Anna Belle Koehler, 1907, children, Arlene S Blass, Frederick Arthur Blass; engaged, father’s wholesale confectionery business; studied law; University of Michigan, J.D., 1912; admitted, Erie County bar, 1913; attorney; established private law practice; gubernatorial appointee, Council of National Defense, World War 1, 1916-1920; member of the "four- minute" men, 1917-1918; Erie County District Attorney, 1920-1924; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1945-1960; died, November 14, 1970, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interment, Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania,

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

Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Gubernatorial appointee, Council of National Defense, Governor Martin Grove Brumbaugh, World War 1, 1916-1920.

Erie County District Attorney, 1920-1924.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 49th district, Erie County, 1945-1960.


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

C. Arthur Blass (1884-1970) - Find a Grave Memorial