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Charles Napoleon Brumm

  • Birth 9 Jun 1838 Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 Jan 1917 Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section DD, Lot 10-12
  • Memorial ID 6468

US Congressman. A native of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he was in his second year of law school when the Civil War erupted. On April 21, 1861 he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in Company I, 5th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, a three-month enlistment regiment. He served through the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign, and was mustered out upon the expiration of his enlistment on July 25, 1861. On November 18, 1861 he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant of Company K, 76th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He served in this capacity until July 24, 1862, when he was advanced to Regimental Quartermaster. For the next two and a half years, he rendered such duty in the field, and was honorably discharged on October 17, 1864, having also served on the staffs of Brevet General William Barton and Colonel Galusha Pennypacker. Upon returning to civilian life, he completed his law studies, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1871. Practicing in his native Pottsville, he made an unsuccessful Congressional run in 1878. However, in 1881 he was elected as a Greenback to represent Pennsylvania's 13th District in the United States House of Representatives, and served from 1881 to 1889, when he was defeated for re-election by Congressman James Wilfrid Ryan. A few years later he was again elected to represent the 12th District, and served this time as a Republican from 1895 until 1899. Unsuccessful in his bid to be re-nominated in 1898, his seat eventually went to Congressman Ryan again. In 1906 he returned to the United States Congress for his third stint, having been appointed to fill the vacancy in the seat representing the 13th District when Congressman George R. Patterson died in office. He served his third term from 1906 until he resigned in 1909, having been elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He served in this office until his death in Minersville, Pennsylvania. His son, George Franklin Brumm, served as a Congressman in the 1920s and 1930s.

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  • Added: 27 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6468
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Napoleon Brumm (9 Jun 1838–11 Jan 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6468, citing Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .