CHARLES JOHN SCHUCK, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Charles J. Schuck, one of Wheeling's ablest lawyers, and a conspicuous leader of the Republican party of West Virginia, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., April 22, 1875, the son of John A. and Charlotte (Dick) Schuck.
Finishing the grade and high schools of Pittsburgh, Mr. Schuck received his law degree in the University of Michigan in 1896 and established his practice in Wheeling the following year. In 1899, he became a partner in the law firm of Schuck and Mabon, which was continued until 1903. For the next ten years Mr. Schuck was associated in law practice with the late Judge Robert M. Addleman. In 1926, another law partnership was formed, with Mr. Schuck as senior member of the firm, the others being Congressman Carl G. Bachmann and former State Senator W. C. Grimes. Formerly in general practice, Mr. Schuck's personal legal activities are now confined to civil and corporation work.
Mr. Schuck was prosecuting attorney of Ohio County for four years, being elected to that office in 1904. He was a special assistant United States Attorney in the northern district of West Virginia and the western district of Pennsylvania during 1920 and 1921. He is now special counsel for the United States Alien Property Custodian and has made a trip abroad in the interests of the Government, this work taking him to various European countries, principally Germany. These important duties require Mr. Schuck to spend considerable of his time in New York City.
Mr. Schuck has been very prominent in fraternal work in the tri-state district. He is Past Grand Chancellor of the West Virginia Knights of Pythias and is a member of the Elks, A. O. U. W., and Lions Club. He is also a member of the American, the West Virginia, and the Ohio County Bar Associations, and has long been in much demand as a speaker in West Virginia and neighboring sttes for important drives and celebrations.
He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cleveland in 1924. Mr. Schuck has always evinced a deep interest in civic affairs, and movements for community betterment have found in him an able supporter. He has been president to the 11th Ward Community Association since its organization, being recently re-elected during his absence in Europe on Government business.
Mr. Schuck was married to Margaret Sarah Schaffner, February 24, 1903. Their son, Charles J. Schuck, Jr., is at present a student at West Virginia University.
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