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Carl G. Bachmann

Carl G. Bachmann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Benjamin L. Rosenbloom
Succeeded by Robert L. Ramsay
Personal details
Born (1890-05-14)May 14, 1890
Wheeling, West Virginia
Died January 22, 1980(1980-01-22) (aged 89)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Political party Republican
Profession Politician

Carl G. Bachmann (May 14, 1890 – January 22, 1980) was a United States Congressman from Wheeling, West Virginia.

Bachmann was born in Wheeling as the son of Charles F. and Sophia Bachmann. In 1908 he graduated from Linsly Institute. He went to college first at Washington and Jefferson College for two years, and later graduated from West Virginia University, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He later graduated from law school at West Virginia University in 1915.

On July 14, 1914, he married Susan Louise Smith. They had three children: Charles F., Gilbert S. and Susan Jane.

In 1915, Bachmann began to practice law in Wheeling, and in 1917 he was appointed assistant prosecuting attorney for Ohio County. In 1920 he was elected prosecuting attorney, serving from January 1921 to December 1924.

In November 1924 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican, to serve in the First Congressional District of West Virginia. From 1931 to 1933 Bachmann was the [[Minority Whip of the United States House

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