Member Biography

Charles Henry Paulson 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1879-1880       44 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


09/11/1815 - 04/20/1880

Charles Henry Paulson (D44) Allegheny (Part) County 1879-1880

Early Life:

Charles Henry Paulson, born September 11, 1815, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, son of Samuel Joseph and Lydia Paulson; educated at private school, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; learned the hatting business, engaged in the hat and fur business; member, select council of Allegheny City, three years; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1879-1880; married, Narcissa A. Paulson, 1839 (d.1845), Elizabeth D. Gormly Paulson, children, Frank Gormley Paulson, Lydia F. Bickel, Elizabeth Kilgore Foster, Jennie C. Paulson; died, April 20, 1880 (age 63), Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, select council of Allegheny City, three years.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 44th district, Allegheny (Part) County 1879-1880; committee assignments, Centennial Affairs, Mines and Mining, Retrenchment and Reform.


Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1879). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 705, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 667.

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

Charles H. Paulson (1816-1880) - Find a Grave Memorial