Charles J. Albright

Charles Jefferson Albright ( born May 9, 1816 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, † October 21, 1883 in Cambridge, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1857 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1824, Charles Albright moved with his parents in the Allegheny County. He received only a limited education and worked for some time in a shop that sold Horse gear teams, and then in a normal shop. He then completed an apprenticeship in the printing trade. In 1832 he moved to a farm near Cambridge, Ohio. In the years 1840 to 1845 and from 1848 to 1855 he edited the newspaper owned by him, Guernsey Times. Between 1841 and 1844 he acted as secretary of the Audit Committee School in Guernsey County ( Board of School Examiners ). Politically he was first a member of the short-lived opposition party. He joined very soon, which was founded in 1854 the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1854 Albright was still as a candidate of the opposition party in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Wilson Shannon on March 4, 1855. Since he has not been confirmed in 1856, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1857. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

1855 Charles Albright was the vice president of the Regional Congress of the Republicans in Ohio; in the years 1856 and 1860, he participated as a delegate to the respective Republican National Conventions, to which John C. Fremont and Abraham Lincoln was nominated as the presidential candidate. During the Civil War he was Chairman of the Military Committee in Guernsey County. From 1862 to 1869 he headed the 16th Federal financial district of Ohio. In 1873 he was a delegate to a constitutional convention of his state; in 1875 he was a member of the welfare committee of Ohio. His last public office was that of the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Cambridge School Union School. A post he held between 1881 and 1883. He died on 21 October 1883 in Cambridge, where he was also buried.