Charles A. Mooney

Charles Anthony Mooney ( born January 5, 1879 in St. Marys, Ohio, † May 29, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. March 4, 1919 to March 3, 1921 and March 4, 1923 until his death he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 20th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Charles Mooney was born the son of Michael J. Mooney and Catherine Salmon in St. Marys. He first attended a Jesuit school. In 1895, he joined the St. Mary's High School from his school career. He then worked in the insurance business. In 1910 he moved to Cleveland to where he continued his professional career. From 1915 to 1919 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections in 1918 Mooney was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. There he served a term of office. He was replaced by Republican Miner G. Norton. By 1922 he had won back his seat. Until his death he served as Congressman from now on.

Mooney was married to Miriam Isabelle MacMahon. Together both had two sons. He was buried in Gethsemane Cemetery in his hometown.