CHARLES L. FOREMAN, one of Steubenville's leading citizens and representative business men, who has made this city his home since 1876, has long been also a factor in both city and county politics, and served for five years as county treasurer of Jefferson County. He was born at New Cumberland, W. Va., in 1861.
After his school days were over, Mr. Foreman came to Steubenville and here learned the tailoring trade and for ten years worked as a tailor before he embarked in the merchant tailoring business for himself. He restricted his business to that line until 1906, when he added shoe merchandising to his former activities. He is additionally interested in a number of other prosperous enterprises, in the oil industry and in street car lines, and is secretary of one concern and a director in two land companies. From early manhood he has taken an interest in public affairs, and has received the support of his fellow citizens when he has sought public office and has justified their confidence by the honesty and efficiency of his service. His record as county treasurer showed that he was the right man in the right place and he was equally acceptable during his six years of service on the board of trustees of the city water works, of which body he was secretary and a member during the building of this fine city utility. Mr. Foreman is a very useful member of the Steubenville CHamber of Commerce.
In 1882 Mr. Foreman was married to Miss Mary B. McKinney, who died in 1894, leaving two children: Blanche B., who married Harry C. McConnell; and Helen M. Mr. Foreman and daughters are members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He is identified with Steuben Lodge Knights of Pythias and the Elks, and belongs also to the COuntry Club.