Charles Montague Bakewell

Charles Montague Bakewell ( born April 24, 1867 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, † September 19, 1957 in New Haven, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1935 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Bakewell attended the common schools and then studied at the Western University of Pennsylvania, now the University of Pittsburgh. Until 1889 Bakewell studied at the University of California at Berkeley and then to 1894 at Harvard University philosophy. In the years 1894-1896 he continued his studies at the universities of Strasbourg, Berlin and Paris. Since 1896, then worked Bakewell itself as a philosophy professor at various universities in the United States. Among them were Harvard, Berkeley and Yale University. In 1910 he became president of the American Philosophical Association.

During the First World War Bakewell worked in the rank of Major for the Red Cross in Italy. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. Between 1920 and 1924 he sat in the Senate from Connecticut. He was also a 1921-1923 on a Commission which revised the education laws of the state. Bakewell also published several scientific papers.

In the congressional elections of 1932, which were held all across the state for the sixth time again appointed parliamentary seat of Connecticut, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he completed between March 4, 1933 and January 3, 1935, a legislative period, which was marked by the global economic crisis. It was then that the first New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were introduced under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Congress. In the 1934 elections Charles Bakewell defeated Democrat William M. Citron. After he retired from politics. He died in September 1957 at the age of 90 in New Haven.