BARCLAY, Charles Frederick, (1844 - 1914)


BARCLAY, Charles Frederick, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Owego, Tioga County, N.Y., May 9, 1844; moved with his parents to Pennsylvania in 1845; attended Painted Post (N.Y.) High School and Coudersport (Pa.) Academy; taught school for several years; during the Civil War enlisted as a private in Company K, One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in 1862 and served until 1865, when he was mustered out with the rank of captain; attended Belfast Seminary, New York, and subsequently studied law at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, but never practiced; with an elder brother was engaged extensively in the lumber business in Sinnamahoning, Pa.; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1900; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; engaged in business in Washington, D.C., until his death March 9, 1914; interment in Wyside Cemetery, Sinnamahoning, Cameron County, Pa.