Charles B. Landis

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Charles Landis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byFrank Hanly
Succeeded byMartin A. Morrison
Personal details
Born(1858-07-09)July 9, 1858
Millville, Ohio, U.S.
DiedApril 24, 1922(1922-04-24) (aged 63)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S
Political partyRepublican
EducationWabash College

Charles Beary Landis (July 9, 1858 – April 24, 1922) was an American newspaperman and politician who served six terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1897 to 1909.

Early life and career

He was a brother of both Congressman Frederick Landis and of Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

Born in Millville, Ohio, Landis attended the public schools of Logansport, Indiana, and graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1883, where he was a member of Tau chapter of Beta Theta Pi. He was editor of the Logansport Journal 1883-1887 (which later became part of the Pharos-Tribune) and at the time of his nomination for Congress was editor of the Delphi (Indiana) Journal. He served as president of the Indiana Republican Editorial Association in 1894 and 1895.


Landis was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1909).[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908.

Later career and death

Landis resumed newspaper work in Delphi, Indiana. He died at the age of 63 in Asheville, North Carolina, where he had gone because of impaired health, April 24, 1922. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana.


  1. ^ "S. Doc. 58-1 - Fifty-eighth Congress. (Extraordinary session -- beginning November 9, 1903.) Official Congressional Directory for the use of the United States Congress. Compiled under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing by A.J. Halford. Special edition. Corrections made to November 5, 1903". U.S. Government Printing Office. 9 November 1903. p. 29. Retrieved 2 July 2023.

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Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1909
Succeeded by