Pitman, Charles Wesley

Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1838
Full name
Charles Wesley Pitman
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Estimated
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Children
6
Family
Charles Pitman (father), Mary Newbold Pitman (mother)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Politician
Businessman
Educator
Church or Religious Denomination
Methodist
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Government
US House of Representatives
Local government

Charles Wesley Pitman (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
PITMAN, Charles Wesley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Jersey, birth date unknown; attended the common schools; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1838; moved to Pottsville, Pa., the same year and conducted a school for boys, known as the Pottsville Academy; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); later became affiliated with the Republican Party; engaged extensively in the lumber business; elected sheriff of Schuylkill County in 1870 and served from January 1871 until his death in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa., June 8, 1871; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery.
"Pitman, Charles Wesley," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000369.
How to Cite This Page: "Pitman, Charles Wesley," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/6413.