GERLACH, Charles Lewis, (1895 - 1947)


Campaign button, 1938-1946, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

GERLACH, Charles Lewis, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pa., September 14, 1895; attended the public schools of Bethlehem, Pa.; moved to Allentown, Pa., in 1914; organizer, and later president, of a fuel and heating supply company; Republican State committeeman in 1936 and 1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Allentown, Pa., May 5, 1947; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.