Charles F. West

Charles Franklin West ( born January 12, 1895 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, † December 27, 1955 in Bradenton, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1935 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles West attended the common schools and then studied until 1918 at the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. In the years 1918 and 1919 he was an American vice consul in Naples. In 1920, he enrolled at Harvard University. Between 1924 and 1930 he taught the subject political science at Denison University in Granville. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1930 was West in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican William Mitchell Morgan on March 4, 1931. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1935 two legislative sessions. This period was first determined by the events of the Great Depression. Since 1933, the first of the New Deal legislation of the Roosevelt administration were adopted. In 1935, the provisions of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution were first applied, after which the term of the Congress ends, or begins on January 3.

1934 renounced Charles West on another candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he sought unsuccessfully to his party's nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. Between February and August 1935, he worked for the Farm Credit Administration in Ohio; 1935 to 1938 he was Deputy Secretary of the Interior ( Under Secretary of the Interior ). In June 1936 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in part, was nominated to the President Franklin D. Roosevelt for re-election. Until 1940 he was a member of the United States Processing Tax Board of Review. Between 1940 and 1947 he worked as a private businessman. In 1947, West became a professor of political science at the University of Akron. In 1954 he was nominated by his party for the congressional elections of this year; but he had to do without it for health reasons. West died on November 27, 1955 in Bradenton and was buried in his hometown of Mount Vernon.