Member Biography

Charles Eugene Miller 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1933-1934       27 Democrat
1935-1936       27 Democrat


10/03/1894 - 08/05/1948

Charles Eugene Miller (D27) Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties 1933-1936 

Early Life: 

Charles Eugene Miller, born October 3, 1894, Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son of Zachariah and Mary Elizabeth Trout Miller; Mount Caramel High School; course of study, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; captain, 79th division, United States Army, World War I; wholesale baking business; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1933-1936; defeated, 1936; appointed, office, Attorney General, 1936-1943; salesman, Harrisburg, 1943-1948; died, August 5, 1948 (aged 53), injuries of fractured skull, Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 

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

Member, Sigma Nu, American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Cedar Lodge 670 if Masons, Mount Caramel. 

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 27th district, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties, 1933-1936; lost republican nomination, primary 1933, cross filed, won Democratic nomination through write-in votes, elected when the entire democratic ticket was elected, President Roosevelt landslide election; defeated, Doctor George A. Dietrick, Republican, 1936. 

Appointed, office, Attorney General, 1936-1943.


Death, resulted from a fall, a Dauphin County Grand Jury, cleared Theodore Magnelli involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the July 31, 1948, Harrisburg altercation over a promissory note, in front of a taproom, Third and Cherry Streets. Magnelli associated with Magnelli Produce 112 South Second Street, Harrisburg. 

Brother, Aldo Magnelli, Harrisburg, reputed backer, Heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott. 


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

Shamokin News-Dispatch (Shamokin, Pennsylvania) · Friday, August 06, 1948 · Page 1.

The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania) · Wednesday, September 22, 1948 · Page 1.

Charles Eugene Miller (1894-1948) - Find a Grave Memorial