SCHIRM, Charles Reginald, (1864 - 1918)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SCHIRM, Charles Reginald, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., August 12, 1864; attended the public schools; commenced, but did not complete, an apprenticeship at iron molding; attended Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.; taught school in Pennsylvania and Maryland; studied law; was admitted to the Baltimore County bar in 1896 and practiced; member of the State house of delegates 1898-1900; counsel to the board of police commissioners of the city of Baltimore in 1899 and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; delegate to the Bull Moose National Convention in 1912; continued the practice of law in Baltimore, Md., until his death there on November 2, 1918; interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.