Charles J. Carney

Charles Joseph Carney ( born April 17, 1913 in Youngstown, Ohio; † October 7, 1987 ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. Of 30 November 1970 to 3 January 1979 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Carney attended school in his native city and in Campbell. Later he attended Youngstown State University and Cleveland State University to study law. From 1950 to 1970 he was a member of the State Senate from 1969 to 1970, he was Minority Leader ( Minority Leader ) in the Senate. During his time in the Senate, he made several contacts with trade unions. From 1950 to 1968 he worked as a union secretary at the United Steelworkers.

In a Special Election Carney was in 1970 elected in the 19th electoral district of Ohio as a member of the House of Representatives. The Special Election was necessary because Michael J. Kirwan had died in office. Carney was able to defend his seat in the four subsequent elections. In 1978 he ran unsuccessfully against Lyle Williams.

Carney died in 1987 in his native city. He was buried there on the Calvary Cemetry.