Charles H. Leavy

Charles Henry Leavy (* February 16, 1884 in York, Pennsylvania, † September 25, 1952 in Tacoma, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1937 and 1942 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1887, Charles Leavy moved with his parents to Kansas City in Missouri. In this state he attended the public schools. Between 1903 and 1913 he worked as a teacher in various locations in Missouri. After studying law and its made ​​in 1912 admitted to the bar he began in Newport in Washington State, where he had since moved to work in his new profession. Between 1915 and 1918, Leavy District Attorney in Pend Oreille County. In 1918, he moved to Spokane. He was from 1918 to 1921 employees on the staff of the Federal District Attorney for the Eastern part of Washington State. Between 1922 and 1926 he was then district attorney for the Spokane County, before 1926 Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Washington has been a year. This office he held until 1936.

Politically, Leavy member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1936 he was in the fifth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on January 3, 1937. After two re- elections he could remain until his resignation on August 1, 1942 at the Congress. There, until 1941, further New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since the American entry into the war after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the work of the U.S. House of Representatives has been shaped by the events of World War II.

Leavys resignation from the office of Congressman was due to his appointment as a judge at the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington. This post he held between 1942 and the entry into his retirement on September 1, 1952. He died 25 days later, on September 25, 1952 in Tacoma, where he was also buried.