Charles F. Dougherty
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1983
|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate|
from the 5th district
January 2, 1973 - January 15, 1979
|Constituency||Part of Philadelphia|
|Born||June 26, 1937|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Charles Francis Dougherty (born June 26, 1937) is an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district from 1979 to 1983.
Dougherty was born in Philadelphia and attended St. Helena's School. He graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School in 1955. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1957-77 (active duty, 1959-62). He graduated from St. Joseph's College with a B.S. degree 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.
Dougherty was elected in 1978 and reelected in 1980 as a Republican to the 96th and 97th United States Congresses. In 1978, he defeated Joshua Eilberg who was indicted on charges for money he took while arranging a $14.5 million Federal grant to a Philadelphia hospital.
To date, Dougherty is the last Republican to represent a Philadelphia-based district in Congress. He would be the last Republican to represent any portion of Philadelphia in the House until the 2000 Census resulted in the Bucks County-based 8th District absorbing a small portion of Philadelphia.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
|Pennsylvania State Senate|
| Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 5th District