Member Biography

Charles W. Staudenmeier Sr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1933-1934       29 Republican
1935-1936       29 Republican

COUNTIES: Schuylkill  


11/04/1894 - 01/12/1988

Sergeant, Judge Charles W Staudenmeier, Sr. (R29) Schuylkill County 1933-1936

Early Life:

Sergeant, Judge Charles W Staudenmeier, Sr., born November 4, 1894, Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son Joseph and Margaret Lutz Staudenmeier; Ashland High School, 1912; attended, prelegal course, Villanova College; Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law), Carlisle, Cumberland County, LL.B., 1916; admitted, Schuylkill County Bar Association, 1917; instructor, Camp Meigs, Washington, District of Columbia; infantry officer training, Camp Lee, Virginia; veteran, Sergeant, United States Army; lawyer, law office, Ashland; married, Sara Daley Staudenmeier, 1923, children, Charles W. Staudenmeier ,Jr., Doctor James Joseph Staudenmeier, Margaret Whelan, Sally Margraf, fifteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1923-1932; chief deputy district attorney, Schuylkill County, 1927-1929; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1933-1936; appeal agent, Selective Service, 1946-1971; elected, judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Schuylkill County, 1947-1967; president, vice president, Citizens Bank, Ashland; died, January 12, 1988, Ashland State General Hospital, Ashland, Schuylkill County; interment, Saint Mauritius Catholic Church Cemetery, Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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

Member, Saint Mauritius Catholic Church, Ashland; trustee, Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1923-1932; not a candidate for reelection, 1932. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 29th district, Schuylkill County, 1933-1936; committee assignments, Aeronautics, Appropriations, County Government, Education, Forest and Waters, Judicial General, Judiciary Special, Military Affairs, Mines and Mining, Public Health, Public Utilities, Rules, State Government; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, 1936. 

Elected, judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Schuylkill County, 1947-1967. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website ( 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Morning Call, The (Allentown, Pennsylvania) Saturday, January 16, 1988, page B29. 

The Pennsylvania Manual (1935-1936)Westbrook, C.H. (Editor). (Vol. 81). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 254, 258, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 291.

Judge Charles W Staudenmeier (1895-1988) - Find a Grave Memorial