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Charles P. Snyder (politician)

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Charles P. Snyder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th district
In office
Preceded byJohn E. Kenna
Succeeded byJohn D. Alderson
Judge for the Kanawha County Criminal Curtt
In office
Consul to Mexico
In office
Personal details
Charles Philip Snyder

(1847-06-09)June 9, 1847
Kanawha County, Virginia
DiedAugust 13, 1915(1915-08-13) (aged 68)
Vineland, New Jersey
Resting placeSpring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, West Virginia
Political partyDemocratic Party
OccupationAttorney, judge, diplomat

Charles Philip Snyder (June 9, 1847 – August 21, 1915) was a lawyer, judge and Democratic politician from West Virginia, who represented West Virginia's 3rd congressional district during the 48th, 49th, and 50th United States Congresses. .

Early and family life

He was born on June 9, 1847, in Charleston in Kanawha County, which was then in Virginia.


After studying law, he was admitted to the bar and opened a practice. He became prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County and served from 1876 to 1884. He was elected in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John E. Kenna He won re-election to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses and served from May 15, 1883, to March 3, 1889. He served as a judge on the criminal court of Kanawha County from 1890 to 1896. He was named United States consul to Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, Mexico, from 1897 to 1901.

Death and legacy

He died in Vineland, New Jersey, in Cumberland County on August 21, 1915, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Charleston, West Virginia. His son and namesake was United States Navy Admiral Charles P. Snyder. His great-great-granddaughter is actress Elizabeth McGovern.

See also


Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

United States Congress. "SNYDER, Charles Philip (id: S000665)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Online. September 10, 2007.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by

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