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Charles F. Dougherty
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Joshua Eilberg
Succeeded by Joseph Kolter
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 5th district

In office
January 2, 1973 – January 15, 1979[1]
Preceded by Herbert McGlinchy
Succeeded by James Lloyd
Constituency Part of Philadelphia
Personal details
Born June 26, 1937(1937-06-26) (age 85)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Religion Roman Catholicism

Charles Francis Dougherty (born June 26, 1937) is a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Dougherty was born in Philadelphia. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1957-77 (active duty, 1959–62). He graduated from St. Joseph’s College in 1959 and did graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania from 1962-64. He worked as a high school teacher from 1962-65. In 1965 to 1966 he was a special agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence, Department of the Navy. He conducted additional graduate work at Temple University in 1967. He was assistant dean of the Community College of Philadelphia from 1966–70, and a high school principal from 1970-72. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1972-79.[2]

Dougherty was elected in 1978 and reelected in 1980 as a Republican to the 96th and 97th United States Congresses. He was defeated in 1982 by State Representative Robert Borski after his district was renumbered as the 3rd District. He ran against Borski again in 1992, 1998 and 2000, and was defeated each time.[citation needed]


  1. Cox, Harold (2004). "Pennsylvania Senate - 1979-1980". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  2. Cox, Harold (2004). ""Senate Members "D"". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joshua Eilberg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Kolter
Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
Herbert McGlinchy
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 5th District
Succeeded by
James Lloyd

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