Member Biography

Charles E. Mills 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1913-1914       23 Republican
1915-1916       23 Republican


11/26/1876 - 01/03/1954

Charles E. Mills, Sr. (R23) Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties 1913-1916

Early Life:

Charles E. Mills, Sr., born November 26, 1876, Sheshequin, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; son of Edward and Ann Ames Mills; Everett High School; Southwestern Normal School (now Pennsylvania Western University, California); entered, Leland Stanford, Jr., University of California (now Stanford University) transferred, Cornell University, LL.B., 1898; admitted, Bradford County, New York State Bar, 1899; attorney; member, chairman, Bradford County Republican Committee; elected, justice of the peace, Athens Borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 1901; appointed, District Attorney, Bradford County, 1904; elected, District Attorney, Bradford County, 1905-1907; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1909-1912; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1913-1916; solicitor, Sayre, Pennsylvania; secretary, Athens Interstate Fair Association; married, Katherine F Mills, son, Charles E Mills, Jr.; died, January 3, 1954, Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Sheshequin Valley Cemetery, Sheshequin, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, chairman, Bradford County Republican Committee.

Elected, justice of the peace, Athens Borough, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 1901, one term.

Appointed, District Attorney, Bradford County, 1904, elected, District Attorney, Bradford County, 1905-1907, one term. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1909-1912. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 23rd district, Bradford, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties, 1913-1916; committee assignments, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Forestry (Chairman), Judiciary General, Public Roads and Highways. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1916). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1116, 1123-1126, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1096.

Charles E Mills (1876-1954) - Find a Grave Memorial