Charles McGavin

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Charles McGavin
Charles McGavin.jpg
Charles McGavin photographed by C. M. Bell Studios
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byWilliam F. Mahoney
Succeeded byThomas Gallagher
Personal details
Born(1874-01-10)January 10, 1874
Riverton, Illinois
DiedDecember 17, 1940(1940-12-17) (aged 66)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

Charles McGavin (January 10, 1874 – December 17, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Riverton, Illinois, McGavin attended the common schools in Springfield and the high school in Mount Olive, Illinois. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1897 and practiced two years in Springfield. He moved to Chicago in 1899 and resumed the practice of law. He served as assistant city attorney of Chicago in 1903 and 1904.

McGavin was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1909). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1908. He resumed the practice of law in Chicago. He moved to Los Angeles in 1912 and practiced law until 1915, when he returned to Chicago. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920.

McGavin died in Chicago, Illinois, December 17, 1940. He was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Berwyn, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "Charles McGavin (id: M000444)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William F. Mahoney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1905 - March 3, 1909
Succeeded by
Thomas Gallagher

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