Member Biography

Charles Steele 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1923-1924       27 Republican
1925-1926       27 Republican
1927-1928       27 Republican


04/29/1865 - 05/31/1951

Charles Steele (R27) Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties 1923-1926

Charles Steele, born April 29, 1865, Port Carbon, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son of Amos Kimble and Sarah A. Keiser Steele; moved to Sunbury, Northumberland County; public school education, Sunbury, Pennsylvania; Sunbury High School; engaged, wholesale manufacturing lumber business under William Whitmer, as bookkeeper, traveling representative, eventually becoming a member, 1890; treasurer, vice president, William Whitmer and Sons, 1896-1922; William Whitmer and Sons, became Whitmer-Steele Company; president, treasurer, Whitmer-Steele Company and South River Lumber Company, Incorporated; president, Northumberland National Bank, 1903; vice president, Lewisburg Trust and Safe Deposit Company, 1907-1923, president, 1923; member, president, Northumberland town council, 1893-1895; chief burgess of Northumberland, 1909-1914; board member, Susquehanna University, 1902-1951; alternate delegate, Republican National Convention, 1920; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1923-1928; died, May 31, 1951 (aged 86), interment, Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, president, Northumberland town council, 1893-1895. 

Chief burgess of Northumberland, 1909-1914. 

Alternate delegate, Republican National Convention, 1920.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 27th district, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties, 1923-1928; committee assignments, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Corporations, Education, Exposition Affairs, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, New Counties and County Seats, Public Grounds and Buildings, Public Printing, Public Roads and Highways. 


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

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 990, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 963.

Charles Steele (1865-1951) - Find a Grave Memorial