Charles Cyrus Kearns

Charles Cyrus Kearns ( born February 11, 1869 in Tonica, LaSalle County, Illinois, † December 17, 1931 in Amelia, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1931 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1874, Charles Kearns moved with his parents to Georgetown in Ohio, where he attended the public schools. After he graduated from the Northern College in Ada and the Lebanon College, also in Ohio. For some time he worked as a teacher in Brown County. After studying law at the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1894 he started in Batavia to work in this profession. Between 1900 and 1902 he left Ohio to conduct first in Las Vegas in the state of New Mexico and then later in Hot Springs (Arkansas ) some newspapers. In 1903 he returned to Batavia, where he practiced as a lawyer again. From 1906 to 1909 he was a prosecutor in Clermont County. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1914, Kearns was in the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Simeon D. Fess on March 4, 1915. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1931 eight legislatures. In this time of the First World War fell. Also, were ratified in 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages and the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage.

In 1930, Charles Kearns was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked as a lawyer in Cincinnati. He died on 17 December 1931 in Amelia.